While the story of Genesis is a perfectly reasonable hypothesis of creation given the available information, we have learned much since the invention of the Gutenberg Printing Press. The printing press, for me, is the beginning of contemporary science as it was the broad distribution of ideas that led to a true evolution of shared thinking. This Addendum to the Gutenberg Bible is founded in the tradition of story telling and all the ways language playfully re/considers the world around us
This project was executed during an artist residency at the Center for Book Arts in New York City. It is a individually rubricated, three-color letterpress print (polymer plate, hand-set type, Helvetica, Textura, Weiss) on laid paper made by Lee Marchalonis (lightly pigmented cotton & flax, 12”x16 ¾”) . Addendum was designed in the style and dimension of the 42-line Gutenberg bible and printed in an edition of 180. Completed in 2014.
Addendum (to the Gutenberg Bible) is a one page letterpress broadside that updates the story of Genesis using scientific images and bibliographic reference. In July 2014, I began hand-deliviering editions to stewards of existing 49-remaining Gutenberg Bibles. To date, 40 have been delivered, see Collectios below. Follow the blog of my adventures!