Maggie Puckett

Salty: LICK THIS BOOK

Maggie Puckett

Salty: LICK THIS BOOK

Date

2011

Edition Size

unique

Media

Handmade paper

Binding

Coptic

Collection

$ 360.00

Out of Print


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Dartmouth College, Rauner Library

Salty is constructed of handmade salt paper (cotton, abaca, sea salt, table salt, pigment) bound together on exposed dried squid tentacles. To experience this artist’s book you must lick it. The salty taste of the paper, embedded with extra coarse sea salt and produced in salty water, is meant to conjure the experience of tasting seawater. 

Salty is part of ANTHROPOCENE, an interdisciplinary body of work combining art and science to explore the complicated history and future of anthropogenic effects on the Earth’s systems.