Jim Frazer – Now and Then


© 2021
edition of 5 v.e.
dimensions in inches: 8.75 x 9.5 x 1

About this piece:

When I was a child, I really saw little practical difference between the Swiss Family Robinson and the National Geographic. They were both wonderful and impossibly far away. They both allowed me to participate in the wonder of discovery and adventure, and perhaps more importantly, that experience taught me to see the possibility of discovery and adventure in the woods behind my house, beside the small stream that ran there. So with this work, I have tried to allow that mystery to inhabit the pages and be to the front in the narrative. That is what is precious to me – the longing to know what is ahead, around the bend. That desire must remain unfulfilled, however, just out of reach, lest its sweet yearnings disappear.

All of the images are either family photos taken during trips to Belize in the 1990’s or pictures of the creek here in Utah. The locations are given in the booklet on the inside cover. The text is all written by the artist.


paper, ink, board, cloth, tyvek, magnets

About the artist(s):

Lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Jim Frazer is an artist living in Salt Lake City who works with a variety of media and materials. Originally trained as a photographer, his work is mostly involved with translating digital imagery to print or mixed media. Although he has only recently started making artists books, his photographic work is represented in a number of museum collections around the country.


Jim Frazer – Now and Then