"More ink than paper"

Artichoke Yink Press

Water Under the bridge

Author: C.K.Wilde with Shon Schooler, Ilgim Veryeri, David Heagle and Mark Wagner
Edition: 9
Year: 1997- 2003
Price: No longer available

"With no bird singing, the mountain is yet more still"
— Zen saying,-Zen Flesh, Zen Bones- Paul Reps.

This edition books took six years to make, and is probably more ink than paper. The papers come from a stint of the publisher working for months in a wonderland of papers from all over the planet; all the while slowly acquiring the material resources for these books. The exception being the overprinted nautical maps used to wrap the covers, which were found in an abandoned tug boat by Gordonovitch. Processes involved in in production: Relief blocks made from oversized Legos, woven bags from Africa,a host of ornements, pressure printing, blown ink, water color, print gocco, pouchoir, rubber stamps, The poem was written in 1996 and revised and edited by four different editors: Marshall Weber, Mark Wagner, Peter Spangnuolo, and Heather McCabe. The 14 point Universe type was set by Jamie (mooncatcher) Munkaje at Booklyn. Other texts occur throughout the book, these appropriated texts are ecological reports on the state of the worlds water supply. The image collaborators are as follows: Shon S. Schooler, David Last Heagle, and Illgium Veryari. Shon's contributions are the biologic illustrations of the ecology under a bridge in north America, also Shon made the clam shell boxes at the Blue Barrel Press. David's computer and relief block wave patterns weave though the pages. Illgium added the defining touch with 'Erbu' marbeling techniques from Turkey. Mark Wagner designed and constructed the covers, the publisher bound the edition. The edition is variegated within specific parameters. This book is about the space between the perceiver and the perceived, about the influence of the gaze and the uncertainty principle. In the action of perception we create distance/separation that is not there except in our imaginings. This perceptual loophole creates a disconnect between ourselves and the environment we are a part of. The ecocide we are witness to on the planetary scale is an outward indicator of how large this lacunae between perception and action has grown. When we poison our water, we poison ourselves; the psychological implications of juvenile self destructive behavior on an cultural scale are staggering. But perhaps we as a species are children in this, and maybe we will grow up and stop shitting where we eat.

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