My latest work’s just finished and soon on it’s way to Lecce in Italy upon invitation. The theme is called “AFRICA. Terre Culture Orizzonti ”– and the requirement is a artist’s book of max 22 x 22 cm.
A small size for such a huge topic! So where to start?
On a large geographical map cut out of my fantastic “Hammond’s New World Atlas” from 1947 which has been stored for a very special occasion (and it’s now!) I authored and typed a text summarizing my view of Africa, as a large and diverse continent with amazing landscapes, wild nature and great potential. Topics like war, famine, religious fanaticism etc. are not among my visions. A rather selective point of view, yes, but that’s how I dealt with the subject.
After typewriting my text (and Toto’s Africa song on the backside of the map) I filled the shrine with all sorts of little bits and pieces that represent my dreams of Africa. Seed pods, sea shells, various finds and raw materials, objects and indeterminate stuff.
Finally, the box has got a label with title and sender.
Ready to go!