Casey Gardner – HereSay


© 2012
edition of 40
9 x 13


Who, What, When How & Why….Featuring the diverse, interrelated readings of axiomatic volvelles, biaxial cartography & randomography*. This flexible notion of a book with its movable devices, graphical calculations, and swirling windows of chance offers self-propelled encounters with the variables of communication through language and interpretation. HereSay is about how we speak, how we hear, and how we locate ourselves along the dimensions of truth and lie.
Turning the volvelles offers the reader an opportunity to become a part of interpretive process of meaning by playing with eternal/circular changeability. The mutability of each element on the discs creates a new relationship of the variables. The reader, by revolving through the disks creates varying “pages” to be read.
Made in collaboration with Nance O’Banion, Permanent Press .

Limited edition, handbound, letterpress-printed book with magnetized, removable volvelle structure.
Materials: Rives BFK, Canson, Elephant Hide, book cloth, grommets, rare-earth magnets,
Process: Letterpress, photography, inkjet and color photocopy

Casey Gardner has a BFA in printmaking and graphic design from California College of the Arts. At CCA, she studied book art with Betsy Davids, Nance Obanion and Julie Chen. She grew up in Aspen, Colorado where she focussed on ski racing and learning through books. She lives in the Bay Area doing free lance graphic design and runs Set In Motion Press on her Vandercook 4.

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