About this piece:
Inspired by Maxine Hong Kingston, whose work Gold Mountain characterizes the dreams of her forbears and that of many millions who yearned across oceans toward the promise of America. Twenty three imaged pages, each with extensive hand-cutting, collage and drawing, bound over straps and cased into a flexible leather binding. Papers are Richard de Bas wove paper, predominately in a terra-cotta red with tan end pages. Housed in a custom clam-shell box.
paper, collage, ink, leather, thread, book board, book cloth
About the artist:
Barry McCallion was born in the Bronx, New York and received degrees from Columbia University (English Literature) and Claremont Graduate University (Sculpture). His natural inclination to travel has been officially sponsored by the DAAD artist in residence program to Berlin, the Cite des Arts Atelier in Paris and most recently, by the Visual Arts Board of the New Zealand and Australian Arts Councils. The artist currently lives and works on the east end of Long Island, New York.