by J. Drucker
The smaller watercolors from the series were put on the scanner. Files were produced in InDesign to add plate numbers and other texts. Prints were made on folded sheets, thus causing some mis-feed. Sheets were pulled into a single gathering and sewn into a Jacquonnette binding.
by J. Drucker
typographic: Humanistic font (Caslon or Garamond) for the text. Clean and very straightforward in design
imagery: Watercolors from organic and inorganic matter.
graphical: Simple layout to create the sense of a nature album.
openings: Pages are printed on a single side only.
textual: Scientific in presentation and tone.
The book is an album, with an essay, "The Aesthetics of decay" that outlines the principles that underlie the works. The book is about the ways in which deterioration and wear reveal structure and form, registering these as an aesthetic process.
Damaged Nature / Salvage Culture
title note: [J. Drucker]
note: [J. Drucker]
edition type: editioned
edition size: 6 copies
note: This is the first of two editions, the second done in 2006 to accompany another exhibition. [J. Drucker]
horizontal: 9 inches closed
vertical: 12 3/4 inches closed
digital inkjet (local) Epson RX 500
binding: case binding (AAT) Jacquonnette
bookBlock: paper Mohawk superfine
other materials: Silk
general description: The volume has the general look of a nature album, but without any hint of parody.
format: codex (AAT)
cover: Paste papers over boards, with a pattern that has the look of weathered suede, bound with black silk on the spine.
color: yes Inkjet
pagination: unpaginated 18
An edition of six copies (one archive, one artist's proof, three for sale, one for who) were produced for an exhibition at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in fall of 2005. The original watercoors were scanned and printed on an Epson Stylus RX 500. This project was produced at the hot end of summer in Charlottesville, Virginia.
exhibition history: University of California, Santa Cruz, Fall 2005.
manuscript type: texts
location: artist's archive
manuscript type: other
location: artist's archive watercolors
note: Framed, matted, and exhibited, some were sold or given away, but the drawings remain more or less in the archive.