Feast. This word kept leading me home. I grew up in Eastern Oregon, Pendleton and Baker City, wheat and cattle country. The donut bastard montoypes were inspired by a photograph of a room full of rodeo cowboys at a kitchen table drinking coffee and eating donuts. I felt like I could hear their conversation. While drawing, I imagined the last guy up. He walks in late and asks, “Who ate all the donuts?” I wanted to convey the sensation of a story often retold among friends. The details shift and repeat as the narrator and memories change. The pages can be ordered differently to change the scenes. The bread bags used on the binding refer to our local food economy and landscape as well as question the idea of what is a feast.
Congratulations Patricia Freeman-Marin, a BEST OF SHOW AWARD winner for FEAST!
|Title||The Mystery of the Donut Bastards|
|Place of Publication||Terrebonne, OR|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Monotypes made using etching press at Atelier 6000 printmaking studio, Bend, OR|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Book is a loose-leaf folio of pages with one folio functioning as a soft, unattached cover|
|Medium/ Materials||Layers of plastic bags fused into a plastic fabric are used to join the pages at the seams. Sewing machine embroidery with cotton thread|
|Number of Pages||12|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||Book 15.5 x 22.5 x .75 inches closed. Box 18.125 x 23 x 1.375 inches|
|Box/ Wrapper||A handmade Plexiglas and acrylic painted box holds the book|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|