Brian D. Tripp

Fixing the World Too

Brian D. Tripp

Fixing the World Too

Date

Undated (2021)

Edition Size

unique

Media

Acrylic, Ink, Marker pen

Paper

onionskin

Dimensions

16 × 17 in

Pages

12

$ 6,000.00

Out of Print


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University of California, Berkeley (UCB), The Bancroft Library

This is a striking and graphically strident example of Brian D. Tripp’s iconic interpretation and representation of Karuk cultural history. The book takes its title from the Karuk traditional annual Jump Dance which is part of the regional World Renewal Ceremonies and is often described as “fixing the earth”. Bookended by two Karuk Jump Dancer characters in full regalia, the book’s iconographic and English texts begin with a universal prayer of commonality and end with an extremely personal love story.

Tripp’s layering of texts and images on transparent onionskin paper parallels the layers of meaning in the book’s pages. The reader has to peel back the pages and the poetic associations that are at play in the book.

The Fixing the World Too book was designed by Brian Tripp and Marshall Weber and bound by Sophia Kramer of White Iris Books.