Since this is my first post, I thought I would talk about the first artist’s book I ever made. It is called joyride, and is an accordion (or leporello) in a matching sleeve.
It’s a small book ( 7.75 x 10.25 cm when closed) inkjet printed on Canson Mi-Teintes paper in an edition of 20. The images are digitally manipulated photographs of tire marks that I photographed in a viewpoint parking lot in the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia while on a trip to Vancouver in 2004.
On that trip we had visited a friend who was an art student. Having just completed a class in Chinese decorative calligraphy, she said she had taken it because she wanted to learn how to make every possible kind of mark. That comment was the inspiration for the book.
I learned an important lesson when producing the edition of joyride: never start to print an edition until you have all the paper. The grey I had chosen ended up back-ordered and it took three months to complete the book.