Artist Book with wrap: book board, salvaged papers and boards, xerox transfer, digital, letterpress and intaglio prints, wire, paper backed organza silk, thread, possum skins.
5 x 5 x 1 inches.
AndBut_1 was inspired by a photograph that I found while rummaging through family heirloom photo albums—an image of the aircraft carrier, the Enterprise, on which my grandfather was one of its captains during WWII. During his term, a Kami Kazi pilot bombed the carrier. The photo documents the hole in its deck from the explosion with the crew standing by. The image held me as I reflected on the space created by the destructive act; the hole became an opening for exploration. Following the cue of the destructive act, I deconstructed the photo, cutting out parts, enlarging some while reducing others and printed them on old book pages.