Center for Book Arts residency

Works in progress from my residency at The Center for Book Arts in NYC as a Scholar, Advanced Studies in Book Arts.
There’s a great Lewis Mumford quote about people who use old technologies being the ones who believe in magic. My residency work is broadly focused on how paper and printed matter, the mass media of its day, can have contemporary impact without mass viewership. Made using traditional printing and bookbinding processes, these works are intended to have their own agency and power: incantations, maps, instructional texts, etc. Below are pages from a book of recitations and imagined landscapes for beyond the Anthropocene.