Death Valley revisited in an Artist Book


While Oola was working on her gig with Watteau, I was sifting through images taken while I was walking through Golden Canyon in Death Valley.  (If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember the incident of the smoking brakes last winter.)  The result was an artist book called — amazingly enough — Golden Canyon.

Golden Canyon
Golden Canyon

At first glance it looks like a regular book, but to open and read it takes you on a small convoluted journey. A journey like the one made available courtesy of the mother planet, through tectonic drift, sedimentation and uplift, wind and flash floods in the canyon itself.

Here’s a picture of the book in the process of being unfolded by a mysterious hand.

Opening the book, Golden Canyon
Opening the book, Golden Canyon

Here are some selected pages from the book.

Title page
Title page, Golden Canyon
selected page
Selected Page, Golden Canyon
Selected Page
Selected Page, Golden Canyon
Selected Page
Selected Page, Golden Canyon

Book is digitally printed, then, before hand binding, each page is sprayed with a protective coating which has the added benefit of giving the pages a gritty feel.  It will be published in an edition of 15.

I hope in the book to give a sense of the awe I felt within the folds of this amazing place.

To see more of this book with larger images, go to  www.jandove.com/index.php/artist-made-books/golden-canyon

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