Cotton napkin, Vivek
11 × 10.5 × 1 in
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
The Napkin Book is a miniature gallery made of transparent Vivek walls that has floating, minute, and delicate drawings of Karuk landscapes on cotton napkins annotated with intimate poetic texts. This graceful artwork reflects Brian’s constant daily practice of drawing and documenting his beloved Karuk lands as well as his love of drawing and painting on transparent materials.
Binder Sophia Kramer accurately honors Tripp’s aesthetic sensibility with this mesmerizing binding.
The book is accompanied by 11 matching pieces of the original napkin that the drawing migrated ink into.