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the book of tears

from the haptic atolls suite of books

2014, single segment case bound codex,
relief prints (rainforest plywood and linocuts) on Awagami Kozo,
rainforest plywood, felt, 35 x 32 cm (open)
a series of four unique artists books and one artists proof book
collections; Carleton College Library, Artists Books Collection, Northfield, Minnesota, USA,
& private collections.

These books are reliant on the readers participation for their resolution. Readers, at the invitation of the books owners, have the opportunity to make a tear in the pages of the book (or if you are a conservator a repair). The final state of the book is determined by the books owner. As a final exhibition of these artists books the artists plans to generate a series of silk screen prints based on opened folios from the books. Of all of the books Tim Mosely has shown at artists book fairs this series has attracted the greatest attention from the public.

collections;
Carleton College Library, Artists Books Collection, Northfield, Minnesota, USA,
Susan Filter & Peter Koch Collection of the Art of the Book, Berkeley, California

exhibitions:
re/membering touch, white gloves room, State Library of Queensland, 2014

artists book fairs;
CODEX 2017, The Codex Foundation’s Biennial Book Fair, 2017
State Library of Queensland’s artists book fair, 2015
abbe 2015, artists book fair, Griffith Centre for Creative Arts Research, 2015
CBAA, open folio event, Print, Produce, Publish, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 2014
CODEX Australia, Book, Art, Object, Maker, Melbourne, 2014
IMPACT 8 artists book open folio event, Dundee, Scotland,2012

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