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The Tide's Story Green (Unique, 2016)

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Publication Date: 2016
Artwork type: Unique book
Medium: xerox
Dimensions: 39.0 ft W x 10.0 in H
Binding Type: accordion
Edition Size: 6
Price: USD 3200.00
Publisher: Organik
Contributors
Sara Parkel (bookbinder)
Organik (artist)
Kurt Allerslev (contributor)
Marshall Weber (contributor)
Christopher K Wilde (contributor)
Eliana Perez (contributor)
Origin
Brooklyn, NY USA
Description
The Tide’s Story Project is an international collaboration illustrating Marshall Weber’s poem of the same title. Multi-lingual calligraphy flows through an abstracted bottom-of-the-seascape, interrupting the conventional act of reading and translation and thus renewing the practices of reading and writing as overt parts of the aesthetic experience.
 
The painting and calligraphy integrate with the subject matter and the book form and function. The metaphorical components of salty blood, ink and seawater suggest the exchange of communication and the actions of the waves and wind replicated in the actual book design engage the reader both physically and intellectually in the production of waves- the primary form of material movement of light, sound, heat, and liquid.

2016, 10" x 14’, accordion fold, from a variant series of 6
 
Spanish translation and calligraphy: Eliana Perez, binding Sara Parkel
 
Page dyeing, poem and Engish calligraphy: Marshall Weber
 
Painting and mono-printing: Kurt Allerslev, Christopher Wilde,
Photo-copying: Christopher Wilde and Marshall Weber
 
Direct laser copied pages joined in a scroll from original artworks made with pen and ink, watercolor, aspiration, acrylic, mono-print, ink painting and dying.
 
On Hanamuhle Ingre paper
 

The Tide’s Story

 
please
 
hold me with both of your hands
tightly
so we both feel the exchange
of blood and ink
 
let us stare at each other
relentlessly in endless
yet silent
conversation
 
this is the life we share
 
contracted
by the death of beings
gentler than ourselves
 
quiet and swaying
they bequeathed infinite
universes
 
 
with paths as numerous and varied
as their roots
as profound
as the dark earthen depths
to which those tendrils
plunged
 
life’s anchor
securing the laden vessel
holding sails to the sky
and pages to the sun
floating in the sea of words
 
each water drop a letter
each wave a word
                        a sentence
                                    a paragraph
all telling
the tide’s story
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