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A Nightmare’s Resolution

A Nightmare’s Resolution, 2007 / Edition of 10 / Archival inkjet & handwriting in ink on Dobbin Mill papers / Text by the artist

Size: 4.5” x 2.5” x 1” (box set)

This small book set focuses on both the meaning and visual presentation of the manuscript. It repeatedly tries to resolve a nightmare: my father is killed in a dream. Each book repeats the text of the dream sequence by printing the edited version from the previous volume, along with additional hand-written editing and commentary. Part therapy and part hyper-reality, this process continues over the four books until acceptance can be found.

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Nightmare's Resolution, 2005 / Series of 2 / Archival inkjet & ink on Dobbin Mill papers, human hair / Text by the artist.

 

Fourth in the dustpan series, this book object examines an actual nightmare where my father is killed. The small books and dustpan covered in text and images comprised the first version of this book object; the edition of 10 was the result of my desire to focus the content on the manuscript alterations of the books alone.