[Unfulfilled Expectations]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/Kyle-Unfulfilled-L.jpg
2010
Holland, Kyle (Artist)

http://www.kyleaholland.com/

A single-instance (one of a kind) artist's book in "magic wallet" structure. Two-paper covered boards are joined using folded strips of paper so that they may be opened in either of two ways, each of which reveals an illustration in watercolor pencil (a shotgun, or a boy attempting to carry the shotgun). An illustration of a pair of antlers appears on the cover. There is no text.
"In this book, I am depicting the physical limitations of being a boy versus being a man. Because of the implications that guns carry, such as strength, fertility, and superiority, the shotgun is used as a metaphor for manliness. The boy's stance insinuates that lifting the gun is an arduous task but through attempting to lift it, he seeks approval from and to instill pride in his father"-- Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Aug. 19, 2013.

Title

[Unfulfilled Expectations]

Publisher

Holland, Kyle (Artist)

Date

2010

Description

http://www.kyleaholland.com/

A single-instance (one of a kind) artist's book in "magic wallet" structure. Two-paper covered boards are joined using folded strips of paper so that they may be opened in either of two ways, each of which reveals an illustration in watercolor pencil (a shotgun, or a boy attempting to carry the shotgun). An illustration of a pair of antlers appears on the cover. There is no text.
"In this book, I am depicting the physical limitations of being a boy versus being a man. Because of the implications that guns carry, such as strength, fertility, and superiority, the shotgun is used as a metaphor for manliness. The boy's stance insinuates that lifting the gun is an arduous task but through attempting to lift it, he seeks approval from and to instill pride in his father"-- Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Aug. 19, 2013.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/Kyle-Unfulfilled-L.jpg

Citation

Holland, Kyle (Artist), “[Unfulfilled Expectations],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1190.