October 22, 2006
from driftwould to be finished by me
Above you see the beginnings of a new project I’m doing with all of my favorite Flickr artists. It’s called the Library Project and the first one in the card catalogue is Driftwould from Canada… Also Thinkmule has my half, but I don’t have his yet…
Let me explain: the idea is that one artist takes a hardcover from a book, tears out the pages and draws in one half (or half draws in both halves) of the binder/diptyque. In a nod to Ray Johnson, the two books are mailed (swapped) and Each of these will be finished by the other. The results are posted in a Flicker group called (what else) The Library. From this group, hopefully a show will be currated for New York, or Paris, or Basel, or Berlin, or wherever anyone wants to show this project. It should be deliciously portable. I’ll post these again when they are finished, guess I’ve got to get to the post office… oh and the top one is our first collab… but not a book cover…I call it Falling Peace Piece. I had a leftover peace sign from the crowd drawing below… fit like a fluke.
I think it’s reasonable to claim that theDriftwould drawing above (his collaboration with a four year old) is the spark that set me off as it reminded me of drawing with my nephew in IT IN space (always Thomas then)…it points directly to my own feelings about book art…. works nicely with my moms train picture too and the cover for his is a Waggis.
from me to be finished by Driftwould.