12 x 6.5 inches closed, 33 x 6.5 inches fully extended. Screen-printed in 3 colors; original text; XPJasmine font. A wraparound cover features a laddered interior title page and points of light and texture.
A laddered fold book, CLIMB ascends as it is read, gradually revealing the conflict and comfort of Ladder.
The Ladder is a potent image that has fascinated me ever since I took a ladder on vacation in 1989. Its symbolism is ancient and fresh. The Ladder connects time and space, cultures and worlds, the seen and the unseen, the beginning and the end. I am intrigued by the line of Ladder, the direction of Ladder, and the empty space of Ladder. I look for Ladders everywhere: in myth and art, in literature and history, in science and the daily news; in the city, in the country, in place, abandoned, and in use.
"This is a completely interactive bookwork, one which is an adventure both visually and tactilely. In an edition of 100, this remarkable work of art is sure to find homes with many collectors." Judith Hofberg, UMBRELLA, Vol. 21, No. 1, March 1998.
Book Artist, Printmaker
TO BE READ IN THE LIGHT
The Artist's Own Celestial Charts to Guide the Reader in Search of the Elusive & Changing CENTER
MAPPING THE GREAT BOOK
Between Us & Far Away (book closed)
Between Us & Far Away (book opened)
Ladder Adventure - Chapter 3
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