Ink, Pencil, Rubbing
Korean Mulberry and Cellulose Paper
15 × 8.25 in
CollectionCollection Development, Unique Books
Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Text and calligraphy: Marshall Weber
Binding: Kurt Allerslev and Christopher Wilde, hand-sewn binding, burlap boards with wax rubbing
Publisher: Organik, Brooklyn, NY
Media: Korean mulberry and cellulose paper, pencil, walnut ink, Japanese black ink, cayenne, paprika, and turmeric pigment suspended in polyvinyl acrylic, wax rubbings, and other media.
The original painted paper for this book appeared as wall paintings in Organik’s “Spice Cave” at Gallery Andante in Seoul Korea in 2008.
Thick layers of impasto turmeric and cayenne pigment suspended in polyvinyl acrylic were layered onto the sheets. A few months later the large sheets were returned to Organik’s studio in Brooklyn and they were torn down into page-size sheets. Then over the course of three years, abject writings regarding the state of constant falling and wax rubbings from Alhambra, San Pedro, and South Pasadena California, monuments, gravestones, and other surfaces were applied to the pages.
A multi-sensory meditation on existential displacement, mystical Judaic female spirituality (Shekinah), and the fall from grace.