Like Plato’s allegorical cave, a physical cave is a place distended with mystery. Photography records dark shadows and vignettes of otherworldly light, while the delicate intimacy of the bright drawings depict the formations that are hidden within. Together, they generate some understanding of the place and what is necessary to represent it, depicting both the darkness and the detail of the underground landscape.

Cave Drawings (2012) artist book
edition of 100
8.5x11"; 50 pages of photographs and drawings printed on a digital press.

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Cave Drawings, artist book, cover
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Cave Drawings, artist book, photo spread
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Cave Drawings, artist book, photo spread
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Cave Drawings, artist book, drawing spread
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Cave Drawings, artist book, drawing spread
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Elevators
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Gossamer Illusions of the Night
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An Antecedent and A Horror
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For Boundless Miles In Every Direction
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A Nightmare and A Cataclysm
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Concession No.1
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Hierophanta No.9
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Hierophanta No.5
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Hierophanta No.3
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Hierophanta No.10
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Restroom
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Gorges and Ravines of Problematical Depth
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Undiminisioned and to Us Unseen
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Wholly and Horribly Oriented
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Concession No.2