'Bed' is a charged word; its root, bhedh, means to dig.
A Bed of Verbs, 2014. A collaboration with artist, Elizabeth Sher. To be shown for its first time at Codex V at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, February 8th - 12th.
A Bed of Verbs, 2014. Artist Book with Clamshell: digital prints on Moab Entrada 190 and metal coated papers. 5.25 x 9.75 x 1 inches (closed clamshell box)
I travelled to Iceland with artist, Elizabeth Sher for an artist residency during the summer of 2012. We were awed by what we saw; the geologic wonders and phantasmal forms gave us a glimpse of what the earth might have been like in its beginnings. Iceland was a "land of the verb" with underground rumblings randomly spewing out steam, lava and rocks through pockets in the earth.
A land of forces not seen with verbs to describe it: bhedh, burns, chills, churns, coils, cracks, crusts, cuts, erupts, oozes, pads, posts, roots, scalds, scrape, spews, sprays, steams