About this piece:
Abandoned smokestacks can be found in many towns and cities in America. They are landmarks of vanishing mills, factories, foundries, and plants that are no longer running. This book contains photos of abandoned smokestacks in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
My books explore the layers of consciousness and sub consciousness through which travel is experienced. I am intrigued by the concept of travel – movement from one physical point to another, travel through time, space and place.The majority of my imagery is based on my own photography as well as some vintage ephemera. The images are combined with various book structures to create a harmonious whole. Computer software programs are used to alter and manipulate the images. The books are inkjet printed on a wide variety of papers. The books are hand cut and assembled using many traditional and non-traditional bookmaking techniques.
paper, museum board, digital ink. Magnet
About the artist:
Lives and works in Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States
A book artist for over twenty years, R D Burton was born and raised in Kansas. He received an MA in Studio Arts from Rutgers University and studied at the University for the Arts in Philadelphia. His books are in over twenty five-special collections nationwide and overseas including Carnegie Mellon University, MassArt, University of California-Berkeley, Otis College of Art and Design, Seattle Museum of Art, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar.