Coupled Voices

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[2010]
Holland, Kyle (Artist)

http://www.kyleaholland.com/

An artist's book in two parts. One part comprises seven loose 18 x 13 cm. sheets with rounded corners, orange on recto and white on verso, plus an eighth sheet of darker orange for colophon. All sheets but the colophon bear illustrations on the recto, and four bear brief texts. The other part is a single French-folded sheet, also orange on one side and white on the other, with illustrations and brief texts on both sides. The whole is held in a four-flap orange paper folder with blind debossed designs.

"Completed at Memphis College of Art during the Spring semester of 2010. This book incorporates pulp painting, letterpress printing, and watermarks on handmade paper created from cotton linters. The text, 8 pt. Gill Sans, was printed using polymer plates"--Colophon.

"Coupled Voices, the first piece in a suite of two, records the moment when I met my father and the short-lived time thereafter. We are each represented by a piece of string, both of which come together to form knots that correspond to a particular occasion, but I specifically chose to incorporate the fisherman's knot to symbolize my desire for our relationship to become impossible to untie. The iridescent spots in the background are abstracted views of the spots from the coat of a whitetail fawn deer. They represent my timidness when it comes to repairing my dysfunctional relationship with my father"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 14, 2014.

Title

Coupled Voices

Publisher

Holland, Kyle (Artist)

Date

[2010]

Description

http://www.kyleaholland.com/

An artist's book in two parts. One part comprises seven loose 18 x 13 cm. sheets with rounded corners, orange on recto and white on verso, plus an eighth sheet of darker orange for colophon. All sheets but the colophon bear illustrations on the recto, and four bear brief texts. The other part is a single French-folded sheet, also orange on one side and white on the other, with illustrations and brief texts on both sides. The whole is held in a four-flap orange paper folder with blind debossed designs.

"Completed at Memphis College of Art during the Spring semester of 2010. This book incorporates pulp painting, letterpress printing, and watermarks on handmade paper created from cotton linters. The text, 8 pt. Gill Sans, was printed using polymer plates"--Colophon.

"Coupled Voices, the first piece in a suite of two, records the moment when I met my father and the short-lived time thereafter. We are each represented by a piece of string, both of which come together to form knots that correspond to a particular occasion, but I specifically chose to incorporate the fisherman's knot to symbolize my desire for our relationship to become impossible to untie. The iridescent spots in the background are abstracted views of the spots from the coat of a whitetail fawn deer. They represent my timidness when it comes to repairing my dysfunctional relationship with my father"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 14, 2014.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Tennessee

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Holland, Kyle (Artist), “Coupled Voices,” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1191.