Daniel R. Smith collaborated with performance poet Karen Finneyfrock on a marketing concept for the poem "What Lot's Wife Would Have Said (if she wasn't a pillar of salt)".
Julia Freeman and Stacey Levine made "A Book of the Future (A Maze)", a hieroglyphic/rebus maze that the reader walks through, reliving what it is like to learn to read.
I distilled, as best I could, the recent loss of my boyfriend Ian Rodihan by making two books. One: a structure that can be entered, surrounded by Patti Smith's "Auguries of Innocence". The second: a paged book made of cyanotypes inscribed by hand with the poetry of Patti Smith and the brilliant Frances McCue. Both poets lost their husbands suddenly, and wrote about it transcendentally.
|Daniel R. Smith | Karen Finneyfrock, What Lot's Wife Would Have Said...|
|Ellen Ziegler | Patti Smith | Frances McCue, Imbue, cyanotype and hand-lettering, 52" x 32", 30 pages, hand-bound with leather cover.|
|Julia Freeman | Stacey Levine, A Book of the Future: A Maze, found and painted objects, lettering, mudding compound, wood.|
|Detail from A Book of the Future: A Maze|
|Ellen Ziegler | Patti Smith, On "Auguries of Innocence", found umbrella, inkjet printed and stained rice paper, bookbinder's gauze.|
|On "Auguries of Innocence, detail.|