box 6: in the round

July 2, 2015 § Leave a comment

taking a break from the crush of decreasing perspective and deadline sometimes understood as focus intent and purpose which when logrolled and amassed is crushing and somehow filters out the art and heart which gave it life and purpose in the first damn place,
it’s vital to make way for the amazing things you can do with some paper scissors and glue given the time and space to follow ones nose or inclination down a garden path without anything but curiosity and a certain naivety and who gives a damn

who says boxes are square. Ha!

box 3

June 13, 2015 § 4 Comments

there are so many reasons one lays awake in the middle of the night, age only one, and as my mother used to say, she had many sleeps, and at a certain age we do as a matter of course have many sleeps, and many are the ways we  languish in the in-between
the landscape of the box to contain the drawings was one of them, again mostly I was able to figure out the how and what I would do and why, and turned to those who know better, only once;

still surprises me, I’d bother

making boxes

June 7, 2015 § 2 Comments

I know feeling sad feels sad, I also know we are, I am, good at what I practice, and now I come to add, understand, by which I mean figure out, so it’s folly, and I knew the job was dangerous when I took it (Fred) to think that my second attempt at a clamshell box, would be

great and yet though it was not many things it was perfect; I accomplished what I set out to do aside from having a box that fit together when it was finished

ha! among other things, honor thine own style

word is box

June 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

❒ ☐◼︎  ☑︎

container, containment, contain, set apart, corner, save, punch, hide, make safe, under the bed, inside a, boxed-set, chest, of chocolate, postoffice, treasure, important, protect, jewelry, wrapped, protect, pretext

out of the box, outside the box, boxed in
[this Handel sounds like Corelli, must have been in the same atelier]
hat, cigar, shoe, cardboard, pine, paper, metal, plastic, recipe, see through

loose leaves in a box ✳︎ book ✳︎

book in clamshell box:
ostentatious or like a person in clothes a book in cover; context purposeful
either way signals intent
recapitulates dimensionality & first this then that & using hands

boxed in

May 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

not sure all of a sudden why containment is on the table, or what it means, but it is nice to have the option

Q&A

May 18, 2015 § 3 Comments

Do you consider yourself a book artist? She asked,
the way the best questions are asked out of the blue as if out of nowhere as if what is being assigned or posited is not even remotely associated with you, or in this case me, as if there is an easy answer

You didn’t used to, She pressed, sealing the deal, invoking or provoking privilege more than using any of her chits, after all,

I am one who does tend toward makes declarative statements,

(always have been) which have over the years been confused with
T R U T H, or people thinking I think I am so smart, or smarter than everyone, or being pushy, or telling everyone what to think, or speaking for everyone, not to mention always having an opinion(!)

and She has over the years listened to the many, and ha! hears that I may have somewhere along the line changed my tune, or even better, She gets the real purpose for declarative statements

hypo thesis

begging accretion, amalgam, thrust&parry begging
con vers ation

and in many cases, an answer to the question most don’t didn’t haven’t yet asked for the many reasons most people are reluctant or ill-suited to asking questions, they don’t know how

asking questions artful in itself, a complicated tango of risks and moves offers and counteroffers more than curiosity more than something personal though the best questions and answers have everything to do with some thing personal, and of course it is inter personal

and then there is context, we four were at the shop, talking books and boxes, form and content, style and presentation and of a sudden She leans across tea and table, chin angled, and asks,
do you consider yourself a book artist?” waits a beat, finishing chin down with, “you didn’t used to.

So of course, I’m in. It’s a good, and fair, question, and timely. And in the changing landscape of art and books, of art, and books, important. And as someone who makes books which sometimes have the attached appellation art, or artist, it is pertinent.

And hard, because it assumes understanding, even if not common, of books and what the hell in their changing world they are, art notwithstanding, and what the hell (being) an artist is, books notwithstanding.

And of course declarative statement artist though I might be, I’m also eloquently two handed, so most often answers, whose questions have been asked, begin with
yes, and no,
the better to work my way toward the next hypo thesis.

Andso, the asked question having been explored in its long version, I will in the interest of balance, and declaration give the abbreviated answer:

No.

typesetting riffs

May 16, 2015 § Leave a comment

IMG_3078

improvisational serendipity otherwise known as
erroneously carried action
or
type O!s
or
improv
or
serendipity
or
poet ➣ry

it’s about a way of attending to
not the minute I was going to say but the minute
but how would one know
unless I drew some particular attention to the look and lay of it
which in the moment I meant to say
was more important the minit or the mineoot

image

and so HA!
in looking over the proof I saw the (intended) word remind was rewind, so either the m was upside down (first thought, which it wasn’t) so I took the w back to get an m

and but
damn me

if rewind wasn’t ex-
actly what I was
talking about
feeling

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