Each of the eight prints in each booklet is a reproduction of a sheet of newsprint that I used to protect my work surface while producing other projects. As I work, I replace each used sheet of paper with a fresh one as they become stained with unintentional marks. Responding to their active beauty I appreciated them on their own merits. As the sheets accumulated I began to envision them in book form.
Each sheet of newsprint is digitally reproduced (scanned and printed) on double sided 11”x 17” inkjet prints. As they were created quite randomly, I felt that their display and order should also be random. I chose to fold eight prints into each small booklet allowing each spread to be created by chance. I do not bind the book to allow the reader the ability to dismantle and reconstruct as they please. The random order and rearranging of pages allows for an unfolding of a sort of concrete visual poetry. While they are descendants of my main project, I feel they are uniquely their own.
in addition, each print can be individual removed and hung for display, alone or as a group. Each installation group shown here is made up of two identical booklets, allowing for both side of each print to be seen.
The element of chance is ever present in my work and I embrace all mishaps and imperfections in my process.