|Artist / Creator||Erin Mickelson|
|Press Name||Broken Cloud Press|
|Place of Publication||Santa Fe, NM|
|Process / Technique||Glass etching, archival pigment printing|
|Structure / Binding||Box|
|Medium / Materials||Davey board, bookcloth, mirror|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3.5 x 3.25 x 3.25 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Unsigned|
This "book" was made in tribute to Stéphane Mallarmé's conceived but never completed magnum opus, Le Livre. A three dimensional book object which he envisioned as text-architecture: a collection of fragments, arrangeable in a multitude of combinations to build an infinite number of poems. Mallarmé famously said, "Everything in the world exists to end up in a book." This book object uses mirrors to allow virtually anything to exist within it. The angles of the mirrors are arranged to create poetic rhythm within the cuboid structure through fragmented, repeating, and reflecting imagery.
Artist BioErin Mickelson's work includes bookbinding, unique & edition letterpress printing, book layout & design, and artist books. She earned her BFA with a concentration in book arts at Oregon College of Art & Craft, and she holds a degree in graphic design as well. She includes both traditional processes and new media in her work, which is held in various private and public collections, including Yale University Art Library, Baylor University, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, and the Spencer Research Library.