Embroidery, Laser Print, Screenprint
9 × 7 × 1 in
Library of Congress (LoC)
National Library of Australia
Pennsylvania State University Libraries
State Library of Queensland, Australian Library of Art
State Library of Victoria
The Duke Collier Collection
The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)
The University of the Witwatersrand, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts
University of Delaware Library
Created in Australia, a country that has experienced numerous catastrophes related to climate change and colonization, Cycle is a meditation on the relationship between colonization and ecology. Made with the assistance of lifelong ecologist Shon Schooler (who was working in Australia at the time of the creation of the book, but is now Lead Scientist at South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Coos Bay, Oregon). Schooler designed and fabricated, the enclosure, binding, and end-paper screen prints. Australian artist Alice Yeates sewed the embroidered covers.
The unique version of the book was made from collaged rubbings from memorial and cultural plaques throughout Australia, with the primary sources being from the Horizons Public Art Project in MacKay, and various war memorials on Anzac Parade in Canberra. Assorted linoleum cut blocks from Canberra artist Diane Fogwell were another source for the rubbings in the book.
The edition of eight was made by laser printing on vintage (1990’s) Hahnemühle mold-made paper. Four APs were also printed, though the book was thought to be out of print for over a decade, 2021 Schooler discovered the components for the unassembled AP #1, which is now offered.