Book of the Week Book of the Week: A Pick by Paula McCartney Photographer Paula McCartney picks I'm Not Tailgating, I'm Drafting by Jan Kempenaers as photo-eye Book of the Week.
|I'm Not Tailgating, I'm Drafting. By Jan Kempenaers.|
Roma Publications, 2013.
"I picked up I'm Not Tailgating, I'm Drafting, by Jan Kempenaers at the New York art book fair last fall and it has been sitting on top of my book shelf ever since. I was drawn to the book on the Roma table for the color print of a giant scarred tree trunk included with the book. The 16-fold binding, the saddle stitched archive of images, the contrast of the color images on the front side of the book with the black and white images on the back, all make for a really unique structure that doesn’t feel gimmicky. But what I keep opening the book up to experience is the image of the flowering tree, exploding in a two page spread with a sunburst of yellow blooms, each time warming me up through this long Minnesota winter."—Paula McCartney
|I'm Not Tailgating, I'm Drafting. By Jan Kempenaers. Roma Publications, 2013.|
Paula McCartney makes photographs and artists’ books that explore the idea of constructed landscapes and the way that people interact with and manipulate the natural world. Her newest book is titled Book of Trees, Both Native and Introduced.
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