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A Weak Sense of Direction

Title

A Weak Sense of Direction

Creator

Wagner-Lawler, Melissa

Description

"A Weak Sense of Direction is an abstract exploration of the journey of traveling by bicycle. There exist several similarities in riding a bike and experiencing art in a book format. While both can be experienced in a distinctly linear manner, one can also backtrack, slow pace, skim (speed up), follow pathways or make their own. For this reason, artist books are a natural format for my work. The specific event referenced in this work is the Riverwest 24, a 24-hour bike race that I participated in during July 2012. As a solo participant, it was sometimes difficult to motivate myself to keep going, especially after being on the saddle for many hours. This book explores the thought process of staying engaged and continuing to push yourself beyond your perceived abilities."--Artist statement accompanying entry for the 2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts Prize, on the prize website (http://mcbaprize.org/about/)
Monotype, relief, and letterpress on mulberry ; Bound using pamphlet stitch to gray Rives BFK cover ; Some of the pages are double leaves
No. 1 of a limited ed. of 5 copies
Signed by the author
Acquired with funds from the Ettinger Family Foundation

Source

UW-Milwaukee Libraries Special Collections

Publisher

[Milwaukee, Wis.] : Melissa Wagner-Lawler

Date

2013

Rights

It is the responsibility of the researcher to seek permission from the copyright holder to reproduce for publication.

Format

[12] p. : col. ill.
26 x 25 cm

Language

English

Identifier

(BKRT) N7433.4.W278x W43 2013

Coverage

Wisconsin

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Citation

Wagner-Lawler, Melissa, “A Weak Sense of Direction,” Digital Exhibits - UWM Libraries Special Collections, accessed December 16, 2017, http://liblamp.uwm.edu/omeka/SPC2/items/show/42.