Sunday, September 06, 2009

Ledger Art

It's amazing what simple things can inspire an artist.
Paul Glabicki acquired a Japanese accounting ledger book dating from the 1930's. He was completely enamored with the mark-making, patterns and record keeping and this prompted his series, “ACCOUNTING for…”, in which he transpires the original page and then continues on by adding his own thoughts, patterns and marks. Reading 3 variations of the same story gives a better picture of his intent. Here, here and here.

Reading his Statement and viewing his animation Stillshots, fills out the picture.

He's represented by and this image is from Kim Foster Gallery.


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