Layers That Swallow: Artist Book


Layers that Swallow

Layers that Swallow is an artist book in which I imagine being consumed by a rock. The book parallels my current sculptural work, a series of sawdust sculptures focusing on the body, landscape, and architecture. The images derive from photographs of my sculptures and of wilderness landscapes that are ambiguously similar to each other. The text describes a physical experience, evoking, at times, a sense of claustrophobia. Through this ambiguous mix of images and narrative, the book explores how our knowledge is limited by embodiment and how imagination becomes a source of power, allowing us to exceed personal experience.


Printed on a RISO MZ790 U and hand-bound by the artist.
4.75″ x 6.25 x .5 inches with 18 open-page spreads

Here are a few select pages from the book: