This inaugural bookwork project, produced by ARKITEXWERKS with the support of Soper Creek Chapbook Studio & the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, was written and designed by the author/artist. Released September 22, 2011 at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, Bowmanville, ON, with artwork also on display. Copies are housed in the VAC’s permanent collection.
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Deluxe limited edition of 25 copies (SOLD OUT), 5.75″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, softcover,produced, numbered and signed by the poet-artist, printed on acid-free archival 111 lb. (180 gsm) Canson C à grain paper, with inserts of acid-free Canson tracing paper, bound in signatures and hand-sewn with waxed linen thread, glued to an inner cover of Strathmore 400 series Artagain and wrapped (with French flaps) in Bockingford watercolour paper.
Standard edition*, 5.75″ x 8.5″, 52 pages, softcover, produced by the poet-artist, printed on acid-free archival Mohawk Eggshell Superfine, bound in signatures and hand-sewn with waxed linen thread, glued to an inner cover of Strathmore 400 series Artagain and wrapped (with French flaps) in Strathmore 400 series Ridge ‘Cinnamon Red’ paper. A handful of copies are still available. Please inquire for pricing.
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“SLIPSTREAM grew out of rough notes for a more extensive narrative I began in 2007, documenting the passage of eighteen hours during a single day – a series of moments and the view from a 19th-century manor-house window overlooking Lake Ontario, captured each hour on the hour. Eventually, by imposing the structure and temporal nature of traditional Japanese haiku poetic form, I distilled the real and imagined journey into this poem sequence. It evolved word by word, image by image, into a contemplation of time, change, memory, absence, and acceptance.
Two years after completing the sequence, I decided to transpose Slipstream from the private page to a more public visual form, one I’ve termed a ‘textwork’, which combines language with image to present an experience that is more intricate and hopefully richer. … This artist’s bookwork is the final interpretation of Slipstream, reproducing in a smaller form the original text and much of the art. From manuscript to poem sequence, to textwork, to book, the words remain a study of time and transformation.”
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