The sculptural flag book is an artist book with image and text attached as strips of paper (flags) to the accordion spine. When opened, the image fragments combine into a panoramic spread. The Offering was inspired by the sounds and sights of Bali. Both the text and imagery are musical in nature, the images featuring the instruments and dancers of the Balinese gamelan orchestra. When the book is fully opened, the moving flags create an additional flapping sound.
7 x 5.25 x .675 inches (expands to 26 inches); Mohawk Superfine Cover 100 lb., handmade cotton rag paper (by D. Widmer), Canson Infinity Rag Photographique 220 gsm paper, grey/white archival board, Scotch 415 tape, ink; flag book structure, ink-jet printed. Edition of 20.
Images courtesy of Tropenmuseum of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) and Wikimedia.