Uncharted Territories.

A series of four self-published artist books. The books are printed with UltraChrome archival inks on Japanese Washi Paper with custom embossed pages. Binding is stitched by hand using a sewing machine and thread. The pages are only printed on one side and then use an inverted fold that is void in the center, metaphorically alluding to the emptiness of the universe itself. The thin Japanese papers and bold graphics allow for translucent moments to overlap and interplay with form and shape, as if gravitational waves have bent space and time.

The work is loosely inspired by Italo Calvino’s ‘The Complete Cosmicomics’ and listening to lectures from theoretical physicist Brian Greene, with a subtle fascination for synchronicity and unforeseen patterns. The series of books are meant to be viewed together in close proximity and concurrently, as an interaction. The readers (viewers) can formulate their own imaginative interpretations of the non-linear narratives, perhaps finding relationships between the abstract visuals and poetic content — possibly thinking about our limited time in this vast galaxy, the birth of the universe and the slow entropic decay of matter, and if something else exists in a distant place but is always lost in translation.

9.5 x 13 inches  / Japanese Washi Paper / Inkjet Archival Ink 
Original not for sale, limited reprints negotiable.

Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles