Man is filled with clouds that know him from childhood. Jean Orizet
While watching clouds that were passing over the port of Genoa (Italy) I was inspired to create this artist’s book. In the midst of thoughts about nature’s forces and movements, tragic events in my life led me to take stock of my existence.
The movement of the clouds creates an unpredictable and mysterious energy that colors our thoughts. In this atmospheric energy I found the strength to contemplate my past and imagine my future. I relied on my horoscope to counter nostalgia, sadness and anxiety about the future. These coded messages, sometimes prophetic, often funny, became my travel companions.
As clouds and astrological predictions came and went, I found a new equilibrium that enabled me to think about the future.
Structure of the book:
An artist’s book creates a space to tell a story. To the question “how to represent clouds?” I constructed a three-dimensional structure that turns and eddies on itself while embodying a visual tale. Like a book, the structure opens to allow a linear reading of the photographs and texts.
Edition of 20, 2016 and 1 AP (sold out)
Reprint, edition of 10, 2017 and 1AP
8″ diameter circular flexagon binding with magnet closure. 12 circular leaves with 2″ diameter. Materials: Vellum, bristol, Mohab, Entrada, brass. Housed in white clamshell box with magnet closure and paper title label on lid. Blue paper wrapper with artist statement and colophon label adhered to interior of box. Flexagon laid inside wrapper. Signed and numbered by the artist on the colophon.