book as (the start of a process)

 

book as #2 for website

 

book as

 

book as body

book as stream

book as letter

book as seam

book as island

book as wind

book as slippage

book as flight

book as ashes

book as barge

book as stone

book as large

book as needle

book as dune

book as gesture

book as tune

book as question

book as sigh

book as whisper

book as eye

book as vision

book as voice

book as paddle

book as choice

book as wonder

book as hand

book as water

book as land

book as mass

book as mess

book as more

book as less

book as rubble

book as wake

book as silence

book as lake

book as poem

book as page

book as loss

book as found

book as pocket

book as pit

book as glimmer

book as bit

book as witness

book as sight

book as scar

book as delight

book as query

book as mail

book as drawing

book as veil

book as she

book as we

book as if

book as is

book as spoken

book as heard

book as beast

book as bird

book as shadow

book as light

book as morning

book as night

book as blur

book as blink

book as touch

book as think

book as reading

book as sleep

book as tangled

book as heap

book as port

book as sip

book as sleeve

book as sweat

book as grit

book as ear

book as sound

book as wet

book as pigeon

book as girl

book as wound

book as wave

book as seepage

book as line

book a blood

book as grave

 

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This running reflection book as was written on July 17th & 18th, 2013.

I don’t know yet if or how this text will move from here into a physical bookwork, but I imagine it as one. Maybe as a flip book or an audio book piece or perhaps it will take on some other form.

One thing I felt while working on this piece was that it had to be read out loud. It seemed to need that kind of vocalization.

 

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[In 2015 I did create a very thick flipbook titled book as, that grew from this initial running reflection. Images and information on this completed work can be found by going to the ‘some works’ page here on the website, and then clicking on the thumbnail image for book as.]