20.5 × 14 in
CollectionLimited Edition Artists Books
The New York Public Library (NYPL)
The University of the Witwatersrand, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts
University of Kansas, Spencer Museum of Art
Wrathland is the second book in David Sandlin’s epic eight-part series, A Sinner’s Progress, which illustrates the adventures of protagonist Bill Grimm, Sandlin’s everyman, as he makes his way through a contemporary suburban world characterized by the seven deadly sins. Sandlin makes use of sumptuous visual imagery, original language, and elaborate plot to convey his quirky vision of a modern puritanical America.
“In Wrathland, the series’ second volume, Sandlin again experiments with a non-traditional, non-linear structure. He assembled the book with an accordion binding that allows a page-by-page reading of the book, but unfolds from the center to reveal itself as a singularly long and continuous image, spanning over 10 feet. Wrathland’s Grimm now appears as a suburbanite working stiff, no longer the roving playboy of the first book. Slightly less ambivalent in his convictions, he finds himself chiefly swayed by rancor from the right. This second book limns a darker story with few glimpses of the promised salvation, as Grimm succumbs to the sins of wrath and pride.” — Dennis Harper, Georgia Museum of Art
Measures 20.5″ x 14″ when closed; 20.5″ x 130″ when fully extended.