A little while back my friend Marc Fischer asked me to contribute to a booklet he was doing as part of the Temporary Services publication series. The title was "12 contributors, 5 publications, 5 years," and it was published earlier this year. This is a smart publication that features an array of publications all published within the last 5 years accompanied by short reviews on each publication by an interesting international group of 12 contributors. Below are the reviews that I did for this publication.
Follow the link below for information about obtaining this publication and you can also check out the many other really cool publications that Temporary Services has published over the years. Temporary Services Publishing – Temporary Services
Helen Douglas, In Mexico: in the garden of Edward Jones, 2014
In my continuing obsession with accordion books I eagerly awaited a new arrival from the Scottish book artist Helen Douglas. And it was worth it, as this is a really beautiful and color-drenched accordion that measures 42 feet long. Invited to do a residency in Mexico she ended up visiting Los Pozas, the extraordinary 80-acre garden created by the English surrealist Edward James (1907–1984) in the 1940s that includes waterfalls and pools, interspersed with surrealist sculptures. Douglas' accordion appears like one continuous photograph but with all sorts of subtle digital additions that mirror elements of the larger Mexican landscape. For an in-depth look at this publication please see my accordion blog at: Blogger: accordion publications - Edit post