Erik Ruin

Hard Rain/Letter From Cassiodorus

Erik Ruin

Hard Rain/Letter From Cassiodorus

Date

2021

Edition Size

20

Media

Screenprint

Paper

Mr. French coverstock

Binding

Accordion

Dimensions

6 × 9 in

Pages

12

$ 200.00

Out of Print


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George Mason University (GMU)

Harvard University, Fine Arts Library

University of Puget Sound

University of Washington Libraries

Hard Rain/Letter From Cassiodorus is a book in which the text is only legible via peering through the image. Roman politician (and later pedagogue) Cassiodorus’ 538 AD account of the catastrophic climate change in the wake of Krakatoa’s eruption is framed/occluded by images of contemporary upheaval and veils of silvery smoke, all composed as intricate paper-cuts and washy ink drawings and then translated into translucent layers of screenprint.