New York, NY: 2016. Unique artist's book on assorted acid free papers combining hand-drawn images and digitalized text, collage text fragments, balloons cut from various comic books, etc. all by Sandra Jackman, signed in ink by her on the rear pastedown in lower right corner and dated. Additionally, several pages are signed. Page size: 12-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches; 50pp. 21 of which are hand-painted, collaged, or lettered. Eleven of the pages display pen and ink drawings of insects substituting for words. Bound: grey cloth over boards with hand-painted and lettered onlays in red, black on white and blue grounds, forming rectangle, black border around white, set askew as if a television with insects the only images and the title in bold, black letters. Surrounding the black border is another broken frame of raised blue boards with the word "fear" lettered multiple times in white, black and red. Archival inks and pencils were used; jade adhesive was used for the collaged work. The artist / author notes that her book, "is meant as a reflection of current times and incorporates impurities and flux and tics. The pages don't conform to rules, they defy uniformity and in places words are set loose as sound bites." Her poem, "The Texture of Noice in a Jabberwonky Nation" is indebted to a line from the Grace Slick song "White Rabbit." The author / artist notes "I had my way with Carroll's 'nonsense poem' titled 'Jabberwocky.'"
Certainly a book for our time, provoking the reader / viewer to an examination of words, their use, and their effect. Item #11251