Knowledge addresses the evolving, accumulative, sustaining and powerful influence of knowledge over ignorance and fundamentalism. Shared knowledge manifests deeper understanding contributing to new knowledge and increased understanding. Books are like conversations encouraging discourse and debate to advance ideas, opportunities, beliefs, histories and shared humanity. Five sequential prints were created in 2014 for Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Response to the Bombing of Al-Mutanabbi Street. The bombing occurred on March 5th, 2007 and targeted books and booksellers in Baghdad, Iraq. One artist’s book was created in 2017 from print set 3/3. Collagraph printing plates were made from book spines of outdated/discarded library book titles.
Artist: Kent Manske
Media: Artist’s book. Accordian fold. Collagraph, screenprinting and relief printing
Paper: Papeterie Saint-Armand handmade paper, six colors
Pages: 5 pages plus covers. Size: Folded: 11.5 x 15 x .5” Open: 11.5 x 105”
Edition: 3 print sets. Edition 3/3 bound in book form
Year: 2014 – 2017
Additional artist’s books by Kent Manske