We Can Go Beyond It

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2009
[Florida?] : Flatbed Splendor

An artist's book composed almost entirely of color images, derived from brain mapping, on interlocking folded sheets designed to be taken apart and reassembled in new ways. Issued in an archival folding box (17 cm.) with velcro closures. Accompanied by a sheet containing colophon information, and a business card for Flatbed Splendor, both in a pocket in the box.

"Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates. Digital
"We Can Go Beyond It explores the theory of neuroplasticity--an assertion that the human brain is capable of changing itself. Inspired by images generated from qEEGs of her father's brain, the artist simulates the neurological process of synaptic change. The original brain maps are dismantled and transformed. The resulting symbols and color fields are recombined into new images, new openings. The reader is invited to take the book apart, rearrange it, and go beyond it. We Can Go Beyond It celebrates our inherent ability to change and renew. Source imagery generated for therapeutic use and graciously donated by Dr. Thomas Matthews at Optimum Performance Solutions in Topeka, KS. Letterpress printed in 16 colors and 62 runs at the University of Alabama. Handbound in a limited edition of 43 copies"--Colophon.

Title

We Can Go Beyond It

Creator

Publisher

[Florida?] : Flatbed Splendor

Date

2009

Description

An artist's book composed almost entirely of color images, derived from brain mapping, on interlocking folded sheets designed to be taken apart and reassembled in new ways. Issued in an archival folding box (17 cm.) with velcro closures. Accompanied by a sheet containing colophon information, and a business card for Flatbed Splendor, both in a pocket in the box.

"Letterpress printed from photopolymer plates. Digital
"We Can Go Beyond It explores the theory of neuroplasticity--an assertion that the human brain is capable of changing itself. Inspired by images generated from qEEGs of her father's brain, the artist simulates the neurological process of synaptic change. The original brain maps are dismantled and transformed. The resulting symbols and color fields are recombined into new images, new openings. The reader is invited to take the book apart, rearrange it, and go beyond it. We Can Go Beyond It celebrates our inherent ability to change and renew. Source imagery generated for therapeutic use and graciously donated by Dr. Thomas Matthews at Optimum Performance Solutions in Topeka, KS. Letterpress printed in 16 colors and 62 runs at the University of Alabama. Handbound in a limited edition of 43 copies"--Colophon.

Language

English

Rights

Image courtesy of the artist

Format

1 volume (unpaged): chiefly color illustrations + 1 sheet (color illustrations) + 1 business card

Source

Southern Civilization Collection, Vanderbilt University Special Collections, N7433.4 .E46 W43 2009

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/Elmer-Kyle-WeCanGoBeyondIt-20130611SG122.jpg
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36-WeCanGoBeyond-03_FULL.jpg

Citation

Elmer, Bridget, “We Can Go Beyond It,” Gallery, accessed September 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1151.