#000000, an artist's book



In 2009 I began working on #000000, an artist's book that explores how humans use hexagons to order space, both real and virtual. I finished the book in the Dartmouth College letterpress studios in 2010. Visit this page on my website for a full gallery of images.

The book depicts an oasis in Libya that was designed in the late twentieth century using large hexagons. Game designers have also used the Al-Kufrah Oasis to model a virtual environment in an online wargame. Overlapping color spectra show the progression of this utopian oasis from its original desert form to current oil field. Hexadecimal numbers (a base-16 numbering system used to define color on web pages) were hand set in 18pt. Bulmer and are used throughout the book to illustrate the transition from real to virtual space.

One of the photographs above shows the book displayed on the wall in a recent group show I participated in.

#000000 was printed using hand set metal type, pressure printing and photopolymer plates on Masa paper. I used a leporello binding with reflective metallic cover printed with photopolymer plates. Edition of 5. Please contact me to inquire about purchasing.