While Oola was working on her gig with Watteau, I was sifting through images taken while I was walking through Golden Canyon in Death Valley. (If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may remember the incident of the smoking brakes last winter.) The result was an artist book called — amazingly enough — Golden Canyon.
At first glance it looks like a regular book, but to open and read it takes you on a small convoluted journey. A journey like the one made available courtesy of the mother planet, through tectonic drift, sedimentation and uplift, wind and flash floods in the canyon itself.
Here’s a picture of the book in the process of being unfolded by a mysterious hand.
Here are some selected pages from the book.
Book is digitally printed, then, before hand binding, each page is sprayed with a protective coating which has the added benefit of giving the pages a gritty feel. It will be published in an edition of 15.
I hope in the book to give a sense of the awe I felt within the folds of this amazing place.
To see more of this book with larger images, go to www.jandove.com/index.php/artist-made-books/golden-canyon