|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|Process / Technique
|Letterpress printing and water color
|Structure / Binding
|Moveable diorama box book
|Medium / Materials
|Wood, battery, LED light, wiring, glass
|Johannot, Mulberry, Canford papers, Tyvek
|5 x 2.75 x 2.25 inches closed.
|Edition of 100
|Signed & Numbered
|Signed and numbered edition
Lunae Secutor is a moveable book in the form of an insect specimen, a caterpillar. On the lid is a specimen label with the insect's name and the location of its collection. Folded into the underside of the lid is a fictional scientific account of this particular caterpillar species' inability to metamorphose into a butterfly. As a solace for this loss it develops an attraction to the moon, which it passionately follows. When the wooden handle on the side of the box is turned the caterpillar specimen “walks” toward the moon which lights up in front of it. The story can be read on different levels but at its heart it is about coming to terms with one's self when forced to realize that you may not be all that you once dreamed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCeGWNqHHKc&feature=youtu.be
Artist BioBryan Kring began as a writer. In his early twenties he had dreams of becoming Ernest Hemingway with a bottle of rum in a grass hut on a beach in Cuba. He enjoyed writing but didn't have many stories to tell. Instead he saw pictures so he took up painting. He painted all the time and went to art school. He learned how to cover large canvases with enveloping layers of color and in doing so earned a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute. However, soon after graduating he found that he had run out of space to store all of the paintings. It was at this point that he discovered printmaking and fell in love. Intaglio printing came first; screen printing, woodblock printing, and letterpress followed. Now, nearly thirty years from the young writer's dream Bryan has found that he does have some stories to tell and is using all of the skills that he has picked up along the way as he plays with making books.