INCONCLUSIVE MANUAL FOR UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS
A collaboration with Sara Press
What if there was a standard-issue handbook that resolved grief, discord, paradox and ancestral trauma?
As young artists, we dreamed of a world where there were no rules, but in this time of internal & external chaos, we wished there were more definitive answers.
During a particularly difficult year, we traded sketchbooks back and forth, completing each other’s empty hands with objects that communicated our struggles and sought solutions.
We know nothing is simple, but we indulged ourselves with the fantasy that things could be. We knew our drawings contained all of the answers if seen in the right combinations. So we indexed them with the moral authority of any other handbook, and solved all the world’s problems.
5 x 7”, 84 pages. Letterpress (text), Indigo Electroink (images) on Mohawk Superfine paper.
Edition of 20 books, each with a life-sized hand that cradles it for display in different ways. $950
Where to view Inconclusive Manual for Unanswerable Questions:
Amherst College, Frost Library, Archives and Special Collections, Amherst, MA.
The Library of the History of Human Imagination, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Pennsylvania State University Libraries
University of Miami Libraries Special Collections, Miami, FL
Washington University in Saint Louis, Special Collections, St. Louis, MO.