Book Works



CATALOG NO. B43-2011
"Traveler No. 1"
CATALOG NO. B44-2012
"Traveler No. 2"

Both objects
6-3/4" (9-1/4" deep including hand wheel) x 10-1/4" wide x 4-1/4" high
Original scroll ink drawings 3-1/2" by 120" (No. 2) and 3-1/2" by 140" (No. 1)
Tyvek, wood and aluminum, mechanical reel system and hand wheel

Click on the images for an enlarged view of the work and more information.

Traveler No. 1 - Private Collection
Traveler No. 2 - Permanent collection - Baylor University, Libraries, Special Collections

Also see Travelers No. 1 and No. 2 - Artist Book Editions

Travelers No. 1 and No. 2

The Travelers are book objects with unique scroll drawings that are viewed through the windows on the top panels and move as the hand wheels are turned. The viewer travels through imaginary landscapes as if in a moving vehicle, viewing an ever changing horizon

Traveler No. 1 The journey starts in a wooded area, moves over land, mountains, and into the sea, passes an island and comes to rest on a shore.

Traveler No. 2 The journey starts in a desert oasis, moves over the edge of a canyon, moves down to the river and over a waterfall emerging over mountains and clouds and comes to rest on an artic ice shelf.

If desired, both journeys can be viewed in reverse.

The continuous images for both Travelers were drawn directly on the scrolls without preparatory studies or photographic reference. See the video demonstration to see the works in action.

Traveler No. 1

Traveler No. 1

Traveler No. 1 detail

Traveler No. 2

Traveler No. 2

Traveler No. 2 detail