Size: 255mm Binding: Screw post Technique: Mixed media Edition: # 1/2
Theme(s): Land, forensic anthropology, fragility, personal identity
Place publication: Potchefstroom Publisher: The artist Exhibition 2017
Reference note: Written in Bone is a seven-part practice-led research project that explores the notion of imbuing a landscape with a personal identity. The artist's book Written in Bone: Blood from Stone is one part of the seven. In light of the current environmental situation, I often choose to represent and tell the stories of mistreated or forgotten landscapes that have been significantly altered by mankind through the practices involved in the reaping of resources. I attempt to apply the principles, theory and workflow of forensic anthropology to these landscapes, repositioning them as victims. For the purpose of this project, Salvamento Quarry was identified as victim. Salvamento Quarry is an
abandoned granite quarry, in the Vredefort Dome Heritage Site, that was closed down due to a combination of low-quality granite and improper mining practices.
This landscape-format bookwork is post-bound. It consists of a combination of digital prints and original artworks. Pages incorporate layering and fold-out mechanisms to help tell the landscape's story.
440 x 255 x 25mm
Exhibition notes: ‘Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books’.