Inkjet on Japanese Gifu washi paper
12 x 9.25 inches
Crisscross binding on basswood slats
The images capture 30 seconds of the sun stealing the dreams of a slumbering man. His attempt to hide himself from the sun only makes him dance. The images were derived from a short video and reformatted as diffused stills. The images were used initially in an earlier book entitled Morning (2006).
The mysterious sewing of the Crisscross Binding was originally created by Anne Goy in 1986 while looking for a solution to keep the Japanese binding sewing pattern on a book that could be fully opened. Here, linen thread is sewn over basswood slats mounted on Japanese cobweb paper. The space between the slats lets the light shine through.
© 2023 Rutherford Witthus