Wake is the title of the body of work that I’ve recently wrapped up into the first half of what will be a two-chapter story.
I recently received the InFocus grant to help complete the rest of the work; you can read the running statement for the project at their website.
I decided to make some pictures of the first copy of the “book.” The work is actually encased in a handmade box that reads like a book, as shown below.
Please don’t mind the uneven lighting coming from my window.
For now, I plan on making between 5 and 10 copies and circulating them like a library would, with a due date of two or three weeks or so.
The book consists of 45 spreads, roughly 85 pages, split fairly evenly between text and image; it takes some time to finish.
Unfortunately, this personal experience of the book will be available to only Chicagoans for now.
However, I’ve created a low resolution PDF version of the book for the non-Chicagoans that are interested in reading it.