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Zimmermann, Philip

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N7433.4 .Z75 S54 2009 Cage

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Spaceheater Editions

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Tucson, AZ: Spaceheater Editions, [2009].

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1 v. (unpaged): col. Ill.; 28 cm.

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"Shelter came out of an exploration of losing faith and questioning one of its opposites: the process of finding faith and religion. This content of the text came out of watching my dying father, who was never religious when I was growing up, become increasingly interested in faith and salvation as he became sicker from heart disease and cancer. I saw the desert with its unfriendly flora and harsh environment as a metaphor for the difficult worldview towards the end of many people's lives. The desert is also used in many religious tracts as a place for comtemplation and mortification. In this work roadside shelters and gospel ministries were used as signifiers of ways and places where people look (vainly?) to relieve the stark prospects of their approaching death." -- Artist's statement.

An artist's book consisting of [26] p. of illustrations and text, each page with a cut-out element in the center measuring 13 x 10 cm. through which a continuous folded strip of colored illustrations pops out, thus creating a book within a book. Bound in illustrated boards with cloth spine. Center "... [F]ifty signed and numbered handbound copies printed by HP Indigo digital printing on Mohawk Superfine archival paper. There are also ten numbered and signed copies of this handbound book printed in archival Ultrachrome inkjet on Hahnemulle Rag Duo paper." -- Colophon.