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Words & vegetables
The book “explores the nature of memory through a series of autobiographical micro-memoirs and poetic typographical constructions. The narrative itself reflects on the growing of a garden, with four sections representing the four seasons of the year. Each season thematically groups four types of written works, known as Crops, which are cultivated throughout the book: Memoiries (poetic memories about words or vegetables); Languegetables (one-word poems rooting vegetables in language, and vice versa); Vegetables (giant-font iterations of veggies that draw attention to the physicality of words); and WeedWords (illustrative veggo-verbal growths). Through the progression of these pieces, the book draws strong parallels between words and vegetables as the same thing—entities grown, tended to, and consumed by humans.”–From the artist.
Columbia College (Chicago, Ill.). Center for Book & Paper ArtsCaxton Club
Large Home Tiny Idea (Firm)
1 vol. (unpaged) ; 21 x 14 cm.
Offset printingScreen printing
Black-and-whiteIllustrationsText (layout feature)
Local Book Arts
Artists' books--United StatesLeslie, Woody -- AwardsAutobiographical memory in artLanguage and languages in artVegetables -- AnecdotesWords in art
artists' books (books)
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The original object was photographed with a CANON EOS 5D Mark II digital camera at 300 ppi as a camera raw file (CR2). The NEF file was converted to the TIFF format in Adobe Photoshop.