[Of the Cloak]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/Holland-Cloak-20130611SG098.jpg
2010
[Memphis, Tenn.] : [K. Holland]

Title from description on bookseller's website (Vamp & Tramp Booksellers), viewed Apr. 18, 2013.

A single-instance (one of a kind) artist's book. A handmade tunnel book, with an expandable illustrative construction extending from the back board of the cover, executed in folded papers, giclée print and watercolor pencil. There are no traditional leaves and the only text in the book is the author's handwritten name, with date, on the inside front cover. Bound full in glossy silver cloth over boards with a pattern suggesting a wolf's paw prints crossing the front cover.

"This book was inspired by the European fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. I adapted the story to my own life by substituting for the red, hooded cloak a blue, hooded bath towel, the only gift my father ever gave me. Instead of the wolf, I chose to use a buck to metaphorically represent my father because of their restless behavior and the manly implications I associate with them. Since I have known my father, we have always been separated physically, but even when we interact and communicate with each other, there seems to be a psychological barrier as well. The format of the tunnel book was chosen because it allowed me to dissociate the viewer from the inside of the book with the first 'page.' By providing only a peephole to look through, this book yields a glimpse into what it is like to have a relationship with my father"--Artist's statement from bookseller website.

Title

[Of the Cloak]

Publisher

[Memphis, Tenn.] : [K. Holland]

Date

2010

Description

Title from description on bookseller's website (Vamp & Tramp Booksellers), viewed Apr. 18, 2013.

A single-instance (one of a kind) artist's book. A handmade tunnel book, with an expandable illustrative construction extending from the back board of the cover, executed in folded papers, giclée print and watercolor pencil. There are no traditional leaves and the only text in the book is the author's handwritten name, with date, on the inside front cover. Bound full in glossy silver cloth over boards with a pattern suggesting a wolf's paw prints crossing the front cover.

"This book was inspired by the European fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. I adapted the story to my own life by substituting for the red, hooded cloak a blue, hooded bath towel, the only gift my father ever gave me. Instead of the wolf, I chose to use a buck to metaphorically represent my father because of their restless behavior and the manly implications I associate with them. Since I have known my father, we have always been separated physically, but even when we interact and communicate with each other, there seems to be a psychological barrier as well. The format of the tunnel book was chosen because it allowed me to dissociate the viewer from the inside of the book with the first 'page.' By providing only a peephole to look through, this book yields a glimpse into what it is like to have a relationship with my father"--Artist's statement from bookseller website.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations

Source

Southern Civilization Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/Holland-Cloak-20130611SG098.jpg

Citation

Holland, Kyle (Artist), “[Of the Cloak],” Gallery, accessed November 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1189.