James Allen

Skeletons of Mechanization

Front Cover, Wrapped
Front Cover, Wrapped

Cover shot of wrapped book.

Back Cover, Wrapped
Back Cover, Wrapped

Opening
Opening

First view as book opens, from front.

Opening - Accordion
Opening - Accordion

As the book opens, the accordion aspect emerges.

Side A
Side A

The book, opened, though not fully, gives a hint at the contents of the pages
.
From this view, the Preface is slightly cut-off; the emphasis is on the other pages.

Side A, closer
Side A, closer

A closer view of the first few pages.

Side B
Side B

From this view, the entirety of the accordion's second side can be seen.

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Statement

A chapbook of seven original poems hand-lettered on card stock coated in ink and paint.
Collaged elements of gears, a heart, and a sewing machine; an ornate ink rendering of a bee; rubber stamped elephants; a window framed by blue painter's tape.
All add to the overall experience.

Materials:
Ink, Fabric Paint, Photographic Paper, Glossy Paper, Painter's Tape, on card stock wrapped in wire.

Created in December 2007.