Brian D. Tripp

Imprinted For Life

Brian D. Tripp

Imprinted For Life

Date

Undated

Edition Size

unique

Media

Acrylic, Ink, Marker pen, Pencil

Paper

Notebook

Binding

Hand-sewn

Dimensions

8.5 × 11 in

Pages

13

$ 2,800.00

1 in stock


Using his exuberant unique iterations of both traditional and contemporary interpretations of Karuk historical and spiritual iconography, and his brutally direct and sparse poetry Tripp courageously illuminates the enduring resistance and resilience of Karuk people. From a lifelong series of “songbooks” Tripp elegantly uses the mundane substrate of the composition notebook, where his marker pen drawings pass through the thin pages to create a beautiful doubling effect that pushes the narrative through time.

This typical collection of terse one-line ‘poem-titles’ symbolically constructs a portrait of an ideal Karuk village.

Book design, Marshall Weber, binding, Sophia Kramer