Like so many posts, I try to examine the technique and the why of what
I'm doing. I think that trying to describe making an artist book is next
to impossible. You need to have personal contact to make any sense of
it. This is page two. This is a collaboration of six people. Six people
who are embracing chance in the creation of these books. 6 decide on
quotes derived from random books; 6 decide on images available at
Wesleyan (via Robin, our tour guide) and 6 print four folios. The four
folios give us 16 possible pages to customize. Now bear in mind we have
to learn a new measurement system and the upside down of the press.
We need to learn the art of the press. The machine that impresses our
work. I think each one may have a unique temperament. I did have the
pleasure of setting type for the opening and the pleasure of inking and
running the second page. I promise that the images will appear soon.