Place, Impermanence, Memory

two copies

The book is covered in one of two silk cloths.

My self-published book Place, Impermanence, Memory was completed in 2011.

What began as a simple, selective catalog of my gum work over the past decade slowly, organically, turned into a work of love and art. The book is 100 pages in length. It includes a 27 page illustrated introduction covering aesthetics of photography, the background and history of gum printing, and includes a step by step exposition of the process. The remainder of the book consists of 34 individual plates, each with its own title page.

The original 25 handbound copies sold out. Copies on demand are available for purchase for $300.

Printed on an Epson 7600 Ultra Chrome printer, the pages were sprayed with a protective coating to promote durability.

Printed on an Epson 7600 Ultra Chrome printer, the pages were sprayed with a protective coating to promote durability.

The book was bound with a coptic stitch, allowing it to lay flat from the first page spread to the last.

The book was bound with a coptic stitch, allowing it to lay flat from the first page spread to the last.

Mixing Brushing

The book contains an illustrated walk through the process.

 

What is Gum

An overview of the history and aesthetics of the gum process is covered in the introduction.

    Along with many prints reproduced in the introduction, several dozen select gum prints are presented in portfolio fashion.

Along with many prints reproduced in the introduction, several dozen select gum prints are presented in portfolio fashion.