Hand-painting, Ink, Leather, Rubbing
Hand-sewn, Leather case, quarter
Artichoke Yink Press, Organik
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Push‘s images and texts are concerned with the empathic functions of vision and hearing within complex and colliding cultures. A fractured narrative thrusts a cavalcade of characters at the reader; cranky philosophers, trenchant artists, a sad clown, a man who thinks he is everything he sees, saintly angels, and others have their soliloquies embedded in portraits of perception.
An example of the Organik group’s choreographed artmaking practice, these pages integrate rubbing, drawing, and painting and are composed of imagery and text gathered in New York City (New Amsterdam), (Old) Amsterdam, and Offenbach am Main and Frankfurt, Germany.
Hand sewn and Stonehenge quarter bound with red leather spine and plastic direction sticker wrapped over cover’s fore-edge.