In 2018 The Cooper Hewitt Museum presented an exhibition entitled “Saturation: The Allure and Science of Color.” I was smitten by the dozens of rare books on color theory, Isaac Newton’s and Goethe’s among them. DOTS is my response.
Double-sided accordion-fold book; gouache on handmade paper, painted with a dowel.
Covers: handmade Cave Paper, with label inset.
Box: cloth-covered clamshell box lined with Moriki-covered museum board panels; label inset on front.
Letterpress printing (labels and title page) from metal and wood type by Barbara Henry.
photo credits: Amelia Panico