|Title||Out Of Gas|
|Artist / Creator||R D Burton|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Havre de Grace, Maryland|
|Process / Technique||Inkjet printed|
|Structure / Binding||Pivoting panel book|
|Medium / Materials||Metal fasteners, waxed linen thread|
|Paper Stock||Canson Edition paper|
|Number of Pages||5 panels|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5.25 x 7.75 x 2.5 inches. Extends out to 20 inches|
|Edition Size||Open Edition|
I am intrigued by the concept of travel as movement from one point to another as well as travel through Time, Space and Place. I enjoy using 21st century technology with book structures and bookmaking methods from the past. Out of Gas began as a series of photos of abandoned gas pumps which I found by the side of a country road outside of Rhinebeck, New York. I was intrigued by the survival of these icons of an earlier time. To me, these rusty gas pumps are symbols of the beginning of the end of the "Age of Oil." Following a workshop with Hedi Kyle at the Philadelphia Center for the Book, I realized the expanding, pivoting panels of this book structure were a good showcase for the panorama of rusting relics I had found at the side of country roads, a symbol of road trips past and America's love affair with the automobile.
Artist BioR. D. Burton became a book artist in the mid-90's after taking a basic bookmaking workshop. He has exhibited his books in numerous galleries in the Northeast and his work is in collections in the United States and overseas. He has completed an internship in book arts at the Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, NJ, and taught book arts workshops in many venues to all ages from preschoolers to adults. He is represented by Vamp & Tramp Booksellers located in Birmingham, AL. EDUCATION B.S. in Art Education, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS M.A in Studio Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ POST GRADUATE, Kean University, Union, NJ, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Center for the Book, New York, NY.