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Uncharted Territories.

A series of four self-published artist books. The books are printed with UltraChrome archival inks on Japanese Washi Paper with custom embossed pages.

Binding is stitched by hand using a sewing machine and thread. The pages are only printed on one side and then use an inverted fold that is void in the center, metaphorically alluding to the emptiness of the universe itself. The thin Japanese papers and bold graphics allow for translucent moments to overlap and interplay with form and shape, as if gravitational waves have bent space and time.
The work is loosely inspired by Italo Calvino’s ‘The Complete Cosmicomics’ which I was reading during a period of my life where I spent a week on a boat in the Galapagos Islands. The darkness of night allowed for spectacular views of the Milkyway Galaxy. It’s also one of the few places on planet earth today where you can view both Northern and Southern Hemisphere constellations simultaneously. 

The series of books are meant to be viewed together in close proximity and concurrently, as an interaction. The readers (viewers) can formulate their own imaginative interpretations of the non-linear narratives, perhaps finding relationships between the abstract visuals and poetic text — possibly enciting self-reflection on our limited time in this vast galaxy.