Surf book #3: Get Barrelled!
ed. of 20 copies, 8.5" x 5.5"
tape transfer collage, digitally printed; saddle-stitched pamphlet
$20 + $4 s/h (in the U.S.)
Please contact me for purchase information.
Surfing and surf culture have enthralled me since my early, landlocked teens. My brother and I were avid bodyboarders until his young death by cancer in 1994. Since then I've spent less time in the water, but the lure is still there, and the visual magic of surf magazines still affects me like nothing else.
Surf book #3 is a visual poem composed of material from Surfer and Surfing magazines. Using packing tape, I pulled imagery from their pages, and used it to create an 18-page narrative collage. The collage samples from the full spectrum of surfing's visual culture, ranging from idyllic Nature imagery to baser, plastic consumerism and sexual objectification.
The interior contents of all 20 copies is the same digitally reproduced collage. Each copy has a unique cover created out of pages or covers of surf magazines, altered with drawings and text.
If you're interested in purchasing a copy and would like to pick your own cover, please contact me and I'll send photos/scans of the available copies.