List of artists
(alphabetized by first name)
(recipient Bruce Peel Special Collections Library,
3¼ x 3¼ x 1 closed; 6½ x 3¼ x 1 open
edition of 100
Carpe diem. What’s the point? It sounds like good advice; life is short, make the most of it. But does it really matter if you do or don’t? An astronaut falls from his spaceship. Will he find the answer before he hits the earth? Will it matter if he does?
The printing is a blend of etching and letterpress. The outer skin of the box was printed from hand-wiped plates on an etching press. The text and drawings within the diorama box were printed on a letterpress. The figures move when the box is slightly shaken. Every piece was carefully printed, cut, and assembled by hand.
Bryan Kring began as a writer but found that he didn’t have any stories to tell. Instead he saw pictures, so he took up painting. He went to art school and filled his home with canvases. When he ran out of space he turned to printmaking. Now in his forties, he is having fun with book arts and connecting the circle back to the writing.