Graphite, Hand-painting, Ink, Natural Pigments, Rubbing
7.5 × 15.75 in
CollectionCollection Development, Unique Books
College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University
A story of failure and collapse, featuring icons of American life sunk into oblivion, fragments of colonial texts, and bird wings and horses invading the pages much like the British invaded New York and Fort Washington in 1776.
In the collection of the Arthur Jaffe Book as Aesthetic Object Collection, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Artists: Kurt Allerslev, Marshall Weber, Christopher Wilde with Laura Smith
Binding: hand-sewn binding, leather and tobacco leaf with cut boards by Kurt Allerslev and Christopher Wilde
Pages: 18, 15.75 X 7.5 inches
Publisher: Organik, Brooklyn, NY
Media: acrylic paint, bleach, Japanese black ink, turmeric pigment, graphite dust painting, sandpapering, walnut ink, xylene ink transfer, and other media, including wax rubbing from Bennett Park in Manhattan, New York, (the site of General Washington’s Fort during his major defeat by the British in 1776 when the Fort bearing his name was captured).