It’s a long story…and my first artist book project. It started in early 2000’s after a trekking trip to the alps. Long treks, mountains, lakes, clouds, effort, blisters, laughs…
After a first edition in 2003, this improved edition (2013) relates the 7 states of mind one can pass through while “climbing a mountain.”
The 7 steps are: Motivation, Rhythm, Meditation, Emptiness, Effort, Determination and Happiness.
It felt straight forward for me to chose a classical concertina structure to express the concept of “the path”. The gesture of unfolding the book gives a the sensation of discovering the stages one after the other.
I used linocut to design the main image. I then sewed over the top the line representing the path.
9,5 x 15,5cm (closed)
THE POCKET EDITION
And the story continued…because climbing a mountain… is life.
As amulets, each book is small enough to be slipped into your pocket, or to stand discreetly on a shelf…but strong enough for the content to make its effect.
How many small mountains do you climb every day?
I used rubber stamps to print every letter separately.
2,2cm x 2,2cm (closed)