Brian D. Tripp

So if it makes a shadow then it must be real.

Brian D. Tripp

So if it makes a shadow then it must be real.

Date

Undated

Edition Size

unique

Media

Acrylic, Ink, Marker pen, Pencil

Paper

Notebook

Binding

Hand-sewn

Pages

25

Location

McKinleyville, CA

Collection

$ 3,800.00

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 book starts with a focus on Brian’s geometric autobiographical figures, “Me”, “Myself”, and “I”, and the profound and complex portrait of his psychic and cognitive life. The book ends by situating these multiple personalities (that are integrated into “Team Tripp”) into an ideal Karuk village environment.

Book design, Marshall Weber, binding, Sophia Kramer