A collection of Brown & White paper which
has been used for protection, packaging and wrapping, accumulated over 20 years,
thick, thin, rough, smooth, embossed, creased, crumpled, folded, worn, torn, taped,
discoloured, patinated, has been categorised, sequenced and collated into
minimalist, contemplative, wabi-sabi-ish books, every one is different.
Brown Paper, White Paper, 15.5 x 14.5cm, 72 pages, hand sewn, title stamped in white on the inside back cover, first batch of 75 copies, April & May 2018.
Have you ever found your work being resold online or at auction, it's a curious experience.
S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G. is a critical document compiling screengrabbed
images of artefacts by Mark Pawson recently offered for sale on the Secondary
Market, in booksellers catalogues and on 'The world's largest marketplace'.
This examination of Market Value is plainly presented, simply bound and unencumbered by additional commentary or analysis. The document will be
revised and reprinted as necessary in direct response to market conditions.
S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G., 2018, A4, 32pgs, colour and B&W laser printed, tracing paper cover, side stapled + sellotaped spine, assorted stickers on back cover, 25 copies.
Secondhand maps chopped down to A4 and then put through laser printers repeatedly, adding multiple layers of symbols, diagrams, text, numbers etc. harvested from various sources, sometimes printed randomly, mostly in planned sequences. Each page has been printed 5-6 times, in an effort to replicate early photocopier experiments and to utilise almost-empty toner cartridges. Some copies emerged at the 2016 NYABF, but production was paused for more images, more layers, more overprinting. I'm happy with them now.
MAPPING, Mark Pawson, 2016-2019, 20 x 14cm, 36pgs, stapled, laser print on used maps, title added on Jam Jar label, produced continually in small batches, evolving as it goes, every copy different.