Ink paintings on found vintage lithographs bound in a stiff-leaf structure on conservation board with cloth hardcover ( medium )
3.5 in. x 9 in. x 2.75 in.
The concept of this one-of-a-kind artist’s book is straightforward: human elements in found pastoral lithographs have been covered over by orange ink. But since the bright hue of the color orange both highlights and negates man’s role in the landscape, the images take on a layered meaning and seem self-conscious of their erasure. Sequence creates a visual narrative in Of Orange; the images move through the seasons to explore themes of land use, landscape alteration and representation, and the false duality between the city and the country.