Book of Hours
This long-distance collaboration, between California and Texas, took place during the 2020-21 pandemic. The format of Book of Hours is known as a blow book, a historical structure originally designed as a magic trick which allows the presenter to show completely different visual sequences of pages within the same book. Book of Hours contains 12 distinct sequences. The first and last sequences on each side of the book were designed by the two artists collaboratively, and the other eight sequences were designed individually by each artist. These different narratives exist concurrently within the same space and time of this book but are activated sequentially by the reader. The cone motif used throughout this book was inspired by the concept of the light cone which in general and special relativity denotes a single point in space and time.
Flying Fish Press, Coyote Bones Press
distance, pandemic, quarantine, isolation, COVID, COVID-19, coronavirus
8 ⅝ x 11 ⅛ x 2 inches (box). 8 ½ x 11 x 1 ⅞ inches (book).
Blow book structure. 4-flap box enclosure.
Mohawk Superfine, Mohawk Keaykolour, and Hahnemühle Bugra paper.
Letterpress, digital, and Risograph printing.
Chen, Julie and Schroeder, Keri Miki-Lani, "Book of Hours" (2021). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 65.