Sebastopol, CA: Deeply Game Publications, 2022. Limited Edition. Hardcover. "What if there was a standard-issue handbook that resolved grief, discord, paradox and ancestral trauma?
As young artists, we dreamed of a world where there were no rules, but in this time of internal & external chaos, we wish there were more definitive answers.
During a particularly difficult year, we traded sketchbooks back and forth, completing each other’s empty hands with objects that communicated our struggles and sought solutions.
We know nothing is simple, but we indulged ourselves with the fantasy that things could be. We knew our drawings, born from questions, would contain all the answers if seen in the right combinations.
So we indexed them with the moral authority of any other handbook grasping at truths, and solved all the world’s problems." [artist statement]. Fine with Fine Hand and Fine Archival Box. Tight, bright, and unmarred. Gray cloth boards, black lettering, gray endpapers, text letterpress and images Indigo Electroink; housed in brown paperboard labeled storage box; each with a unique life-sized hand [Tiana's] that cradles it for display. 12mo. 84pp. Illus. (color and b/w plates). Numbered limited edition, this being 1 of 20 (plus 3 hors commerce). Item #10971