NEW OCEAN, a new artist's book

In April I traveled to Death Valley, CA to do research for a new artist's book that will be published in 2019 and available for pre-publication sale in October 2018. The book considers the nature of freedom and wilderness using Death Valley as a site of investigation. The geology of the area is incredibly dynamic as the earth's crust thins and pulls apart, creating a continental rift where a new ocean will eventually form. The two ridges on either side of Death Valley were once joined, but have been separated over time. I'm visually stitching the two back together in images throughout the book as an attempt to metaphorically see the "whole" site, with its complex history of human occupation as well. The text for the book places a travel narrative to Death Valley written by a suffragette from the 1920s side by side with an accounting of the effects of nearby nuclear testing on the Native American population. There will be 40 copies for sale in the edition, with 10 available in sheets and 5 deluxe copies. Watch for the pre-publication sale in October. Send me an email if you want to reserve a copy now