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[Dreams]

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2006
Curious Pursuits Press]

http://www.sharphandmadebooks.com/

A single-instance (one of a kind) artist's book containing abstract illustrations and no text. In a modified accordion fold format, with three illustrations partially cut out so that they pivot 180 degrees on a fold.

"Panorama structure (accordion structure with a variation on a floating binding structure originally designed by Hedi Kyle). Lokta and Mohawk cover-weight papers. Original collograph created on a Vandercook press with Van Son printing inks. Original gelatin prints created with silkscreen ink. Bound in paper-covered boards with paper title label in Morse Code tipped on front board"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 14, 2014.

"Each night, I see vibrant, odd scenes and hear equally evocative sounds somehow connected to my life; and each morning I ask, How should I interpret those dreams? What messages do the complex scenes and surprising snippets carry for me? Why are powerful feelings sometimes what linger most? Such questions led me to use Morse code for this book's only text, the title. The nature of many dreams seemed to fit with aspects of Morse code, especially in the need for deciphering and the potential for conveying volumes through the simplest symbols' combinations. Visually, the code has a certain synesthetic quality; aurally, it has a minimalist, hypnotic musicality, as is often true with dream sounds. Inside, the movable gelatin prints represent a progression, but with spaces between the shifting images as one dream-story unfolds and then morphs into another. With its threadlike imagery, the collograph suggests the underlying connections that draw me into interpretive quests"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 14, 2014.

Title

[Dreams]

Publisher

Curious Pursuits Press]

Date

2006

Description

http://www.sharphandmadebooks.com/

A single-instance (one of a kind) artist's book containing abstract illustrations and no text. In a modified accordion fold format, with three illustrations partially cut out so that they pivot 180 degrees on a fold.

"Panorama structure (accordion structure with a variation on a floating binding structure originally designed by Hedi Kyle). Lokta and Mohawk cover-weight papers. Original collograph created on a Vandercook press with Van Son printing inks. Original gelatin prints created with silkscreen ink. Bound in paper-covered boards with paper title label in Morse Code tipped on front board"--Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 14, 2014.

"Each night, I see vibrant, odd scenes and hear equally evocative sounds somehow connected to my life; and each morning I ask, How should I interpret those dreams? What messages do the complex scenes and surprising snippets carry for me? Why are powerful feelings sometimes what linger most? Such questions led me to use Morse code for this book's only text, the title. The nature of many dreams seemed to fit with aspects of Morse code, especially in the need for deciphering and the potential for conveying volumes through the simplest symbols' combinations. Visually, the code has a certain synesthetic quality; aurally, it has a minimalist, hypnotic musicality, as is often true with dream sounds. Inside, the movable gelatin prints represent a progression, but with spaces between the shifting images as one dream-story unfolds and then morphs into another. With its threadlike imagery, the collograph suggests the underlying connections that draw me into interpretive quests"--Artist's statement from Vamp & Tramp Booksellers website, viewed Feb. 14, 2014.

Rights

Courtesy of the artist

Format

Artists' books--North Carolina
Accordion fold format
Toy and movable books

Source

Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Southern Civilization Collection

Files

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Citation

Sharp, Sharon A., “[Dreams],” Gallery, accessed July 4, 2022, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/1297.