Projects – For Rubbing Not Reading

For Rubbing Not Reading

  • Statement

    For Rubbing Not Reading…

  • This project is a façade of intellectual activity. My process was to go to the University of Victoria library and select books from the shelves based on the surface of the book cover. Instead of hunting for substance, browsing through the stacks became an activity of pure superficiality. These sought after surfaces were then recorded by rubbing with grease crayon on to Mylar. The project currently consists of 348 individual rubbings and continues to grow with my teaching appointments at the University.