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Terra Incognita
2017
9 x 13 1/2 inches closed
Edition of 4 + 1 AP

Terra Incognita is a pair of artist's books with seven color reduction woodcuts inspired by topographic maps. The pages are initially attached, so that only the first page is visible once the covers are opened. Each page must be torn open along a perforated line in order to reach the following page, until the two books are completely detached.

This project embodies the human drive to leave no territory unseen or untouched. In sparking our often intense desire to discover and make the unknown known, the project also encourages viewers to reflect on the impact of these urges and the aftermath of the separation.

Scroll down for a video demonstration opening up the artist's proof, and additional images of each woodcut below.