The first of the books is conceived as a monoscenic narrative. It’s style and coloring was influenced by Greek vase paintings I recently studied at the Getty Center. It is a modest 4.25”h x 4.25”w accordion book, with covers made of kraft paper with 19th century woodcut images. The front cover is a close-up of a rectal exam on which I drew a sword-wielding soldier. The back cover is a landscape with testes overlaid by one of my soldiers. The text block is bright tangerine orange Canson paper, and has 13 spreads, or about 54″ of width when fully stretched.
The second Epic book, an unbound accordion spread, measures 7”h x 10”w. The text block is 140lb hot pressed Aquarelle Arches and has 5 spreads, or about 50” when fully stretched.
The third Epic book, is a coptic notebook. It measures 5” x 6.5” with six 20 page signatures, for a total of 120 pages. The pages are drawn with a combination of watercolor and graphite pencil.