Voyage(r): A Tourist Map to Japan

Title

Voyage(r): A Tourist Map to Japan

Description

"In this diary-like artist's book, Sligh recounts a trip to Japan through a thoughtfully constructed montage of photography, texts, and abstract gestural paintings. In personal and poetic musings, the author ponders her relationship to Japanese culture, both as a firsttime visitor and as an African American woman." - Prospectus

"This work comes out of a visit with people and places in Japan. It is also based on research of the historical circumstances surrounding the United States’ decision to drop the Atomic Bomb on Japan and reflections on what visiting Hiroshima meant to me as an American." - Clarissa Sligh

Publisher

Nexus Press

Subject

Japanese culture, Hiroshima

Extent

5 x 7.25".

Style

Printed offset in duotones on Mohawk Options paper.

Material

Mohawk Options paper, cloth.

Technique

Smythe sewn. Illustrated paper wraps. Encased in lined cloth pouch.

Date

2000

Other Information

Edition of 800. Signed by author. More information can be found here: https://clarissasligh.com/themes/memory-history/voyager-tourist-map-to-japan/

Exhibit Location

This work was featured in the Olin Library as a part of the exhibition “Common Ground: Selected Works from The Rollins Book Arts Collection” from September 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021.

Voyage(r): A Tourist Map to Japan

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