In Shape Song we make the claim that music and graphics derive from the same source—surfaces. All graphics are bound to a surface whether it’s paper, a screen, or even projected light. Sound, though often associated with invisible waves flying through the air, is bound to surfaces too. Sound originates from the vibrations of surfaces—think of a large gong or vocal cords. If music can be described as the organization of sounds, does it follow that music is also the organization of surfaces? Over the course of this small format artist book, we explore the metaphor to several logical and abstract conclusions. Each publication includes a uniqiue casted object (a small twig).
By: Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi
Media: Screen printed book, Casted plastic with screen print transfer, sourced envelopes
Size: 6 x 8.5 inches
Edition: 25, signed and numbered
Catalog number: SZ031
Exhibit History: Hatch Show Print