WHAT WAS FOUND: The Archive Project, 2018
104-page artists book, 11" x 8", printed on Canon Cotton Translucent Bond and Hannemuhle Photo Rag, hand-bound
An artists book which brings together the works, writings, people, and places that comprise my 20-year practice.
The overarching idea for this project acknowledges that art is not created in a vacuum and that each work comes out of the input, inspiration, and all manner of support from the people in one's life. The project also acknowledges that the work is separate from me and is acting in the world in ways I am aware of and in ways I do not know. This project is an effort to bring the works together and also the people in relation to those works. Colleagues, gallery directors, curators, teachers, friends, family, students, and anyone who has a relationship with the work.
With this archive, I gathered together images, drawings, text and objects relating to my practice over the past 20 years. I invited contributions asking that those who participate focus on their relationship with the work, rather than on their relationship with me. I recognized those are two different things.
The poster image was meant to call to mind some of the works that are emblematic of my practice. The collected contributions were assembled into a 104-page artists book designed with a predominately unruly, non-linear form with the intention of allowing visuals and text to collide in a visual compost of images and ideas relating to the practice and the people and the contexts around which the practice evolved.