Thursday, December 02, 2010

Other — 'Stolen Land' Handmade Books

2 years ago Canadian artist Troy Lovegates a.k.a Other, received a grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts to create a book of linoleum prints about the rusty old freight train yards of Canada, the inhabitants, the vacancy, the vagrancy, the silence…

”Stolen Land” is the title of the finished book, which comprises 100 limited edition handmade books. Each book contains 14 hand-carved linoleum prints about trains that have been hand-printed on 100% cotton archival paper (Arches or Somerset). The book is bound with 13”x13” archival envelopes and within each envelope is a loose print. It is a collector’s edition so you may either hang the print or, of course, keep it within the book.

The linoleum from which the paper prints were made in a reductive manner: meaning that when a new layer of the linoleum is cut it is actually carved out of the previous layer. Therefore it is impossible to make further prints of these images since the linoleum was destroyed as the prints were created.

The book itself is bound in many different colours and each of the end pages has different images of trains on them as well as stamps of my drawings on the envelopes and other treats. If you are interested in ordering this beautiful edition, you may contact Other directly via email at troy.lovegates@gmail.com

Images:©Other

2 comments:

Julie Kinnear said...

Wow. Those are some beautiful pictures. I admire both the imagination and skill with which they had been created, I cannot really imagine ever mastering the technique on that level. Thumbs up!

Anteism said...

Other / Troy Lovegates limited Edition print folio can be viewed and purchased through Anteism
http://www.anteism.com/products-page/other-troy-lovegates/stolen-land/