8 Bodies in 12 Years: Images and Sculptures 1994-2006 is a retrospective portfolio of my artwork that I compiled in 2006 while I was living in England. It covers every significant body of work in my fine art practice for the 12-year period: early acrylic-on-panel paintings and my later painted wood assemblages, as well as all of my digital series, including my 2005-2006 series Encounters. Also included is Crossroads, my installation of large free-standing wooden figures from 2002.
This version of “8 Bodies” contains the exact same text and images as the first print edition. I haven’t made any changes to the text, and aside from the page-to-page navigation have not made any hyperlinks within or between the essays. I have made a few changes to the way the images are displayed. Most of these changes consist of me moving illustrations closer to where they are referenced in the text.
I printed the first edition myself in extremely limited quantities while in England. The format was single-sided on A4 paper, and weighed in at approximately 50 pages. If there is sufficient demand I will consider making a PDF of the first edition available for download. I am also looking into options for publishing the book for wider distribution.
Here is the cover image from the first edition:
- Encounters: Portfolio
- Encounters: Close-ups
- Encounters: Experiments
- Encounters: Base Artwork and Source Drawings
- Encounters: Intermediate Stages
- Encounters: Photographic Reference