The Cave Protection Act of 2013

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2013
Small Craft Advisory Press

"Written, designed, printed and bound by Michelle Ray at Small Craft Advisory Press and formLab, Facility for Arts Research, Florida State University"--Colophon.

An artists' book on four leaves of paper sewn together to create two spines, joined by paper of varying length, folded, between them. Housed in a three-flap enclosure, with printed pressboard covers.

Text created with photopolymer plates, using Gill Sans typeface. Images generated with Rhino 3-D software and laser engraved. Printed on on Talas Antique Endleaf paper, enclosure is Canson Mi-Teintes and .080 board.--Artist's website

The idea for the project came from a document about Centralia, Pennsylvania, a mining town destroyed by underground fire and consequent sinkholes. The artist responds to how Centralia developed a strong identity because of its erasure. The artist "worked from the text of The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988, an oddly poetic bureaucratic document created to give sanctuary to bits of earth no longer present. Using this document as a point of departure, [she] created an inquiry into absence, domesticity and memory..."--Artist's website

(http://www.michellerayart.com/the-cave-protection-act-of-2013.html, accessed 6/4/14)

Title

The Cave Protection Act of 2013

Publisher

Small Craft Advisory Press
formLab

Date

2013

Description

"Written, designed, printed and bound by Michelle Ray at Small Craft Advisory Press and formLab, Facility for Arts Research, Florida State University"--Colophon.

An artists' book on four leaves of paper sewn together to create two spines, joined by paper of varying length, folded, between them. Housed in a three-flap enclosure, with printed pressboard covers.

Text created with photopolymer plates, using Gill Sans typeface. Images generated with Rhino 3-D software and laser engraved. Printed on on Talas Antique Endleaf paper, enclosure is Canson Mi-Teintes and .080 board.--Artist's website

The idea for the project came from a document about Centralia, Pennsylvania, a mining town destroyed by underground fire and consequent sinkholes. The artist responds to how Centralia developed a strong identity because of its erasure. The artist "worked from the text of The Federal Cave Protection Act of 1988, an oddly poetic bureaucratic document created to give sanctuary to bits of earth no longer present. Using this document as a point of departure, [she] created an inquiry into absence, domesticity and memory..."--Artist's website

(http://www.michellerayart.com/the-cave-protection-act-of-2013.html, accessed 6/4/14)

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--Florida
Engravings (prints)

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/artists-books-df-brown/michelle-cave-protection-L.jpg

Citation

Ray, Michelle (Book artist), “The Cave Protection Act of 2013,” Gallery, accessed December 5, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1264.