The Conversation

This one-of-a-kind piece is in part an exploration of how one defines a book. But it is also an examination of the the relationship between the text and its meaning, and the form that contains it.

I spent hours sitting beside a particular section of a river that runs through Tuolumne Meadows, where massive boulders partially block the flow. From that experience a conversation emerged between those boulders and the river. and from that conversation, this piece.

Folded and resting in its rock base the dimensions are 8”H x 12”W x 12”D. Once the book is open the accordion-pages measure 34” x 4”. Granite river stones, maple and birch branches were used in the cradle/cover. The accordion pages were printed using archival inkjet media.