Sunday, August 12, 2012

Book Twenty-Four




Book Twenty-Four
April - June 2001
Modified Sketchbook
Kept in Grantham's Landing, Canada
9" x 6" 196 pages. 

Tissue paper will go through a printer. This was a revelation and delight. It led to a lot of layering and the ability to add quotes over other work already in the book. Some of the text in book twenty-four is a transcription of the narrator's thoughts from Ang Lee's "The Ice Storm." His ruminations on The Fantastic Four interested me most:

"To find yourself in the negative zone, as the Fantastic Four often do, means that all everyday assumptions are inverted. Even the invisible girl herself becomes visible and so she looses the last semblance of her power. Seems to me that everyone exists partially on a negative zone level. Some people more than others. In your life it's kind of like you dip in and out of it -  a place where things don't quite work out the way they should. But for some people there's something about the negative zone that tempts them. And they end up going in ... going in all the way."

I began blockprinting during this time and started to experiment with lino blocks. I snuck away from my work to take a weekend class in Vancouver and learn some technique. I felt I could never get a cutter that was small enough. 



My favourite quote from book twenty-four:

"'A fish-hook in the mouth of God.' An attempt to replace narrative tension with metaphoric tension."

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