Compass

front cover of the artist's book compass

Title

Compass

Subject

Studio Arts

Description

"Nanette Wylde: ""Compass takes form as a flexagon, which is an unfolding book structure. On each of the four faces is a cardinal direction, layered with an image of a compass rose, and a compass-based quote from a significant historical artist. ""Compass was created for ""earth/science/art,"" an exhibition conceptualized by Lisa Hochstein based on collaborative pairings of USGS scientists from the Pacific Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, and Bay Area artists. I was paired with coastal geologist and mapmaker Ann Gibbs."" Quotations from William Blake, Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo. Conscience is a man's compass ~Van Gogh Nanette Wylde, earth*science*art www.earthscienceartsc.com : ""When Ann Gibbs and I met she told me she was a mapmaker. I am a lifelong fan of maps in all of their many forms so this totally delighted me. I even distinctly remember learning to read and make maps in elementary school. It was serendipity that I had given a group of my students a conceptual focus of mapping and cartography this term. So maps, mapping and mapmaking have been in my mind these past three months. ""Ann was very generous in sharing imagery, notes and text from her research—so much so that it was daunting to know where to start. Her photographs of the Alaskan coastline were so beautiful and mesmerizing in themselves that I didn’t feel I could touch them. ""I am currently working on three projects for earth•science•art. The first and almost completed is 'Compass.' This work is being realized as a flexagon, which is a folding—or perhaps an unfolding—book structure. On each of the four faces is a cardinal direction, layered with an image of a compass rose, and a compass-based quote."" http://www.vampandtramp.com/finepress/h/Hunger-Button-Books.html"

Creator

Wylde, Nanette

Publisher

Hunger Button Books

Date

2012

Rights

Format

"1 sheet, cut and folded: 4 pages; illustrations; 15 x 15 cm; 6 x 6 inches; in cover.

Denison's copy is signed by artist and is no. 5 of 36.

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Language

English

Barcode

35108007285067

Location and Call Number

DEN Spec Coll N7433.4.W95 .C66 2012

Collection

Citation

Wylde, Nanette, “Compass,” Digital Exhibits | Denison University Archives & Special Collections, accessed April 24, 2024, https://exhibits.denisonarchives.org/items/show/324.