Author: S.T. Lore
Client: Minerva & Rainoff
Designer: Robert Milne
Format: Offset Book, 400 Copies
Year: 2015, ISBN: 978-0-646-93840-0
"... Incorporating carbon-fingerprint dust as a base material, like a new-age detective, he agitates and inverts antioxidant cereal boxes and organic milk box cartons, filtering these objects from fixed positioning to reveal any detritus lost in the print and edit room gutters. Similar to the dust that grips our delicate skin tissue residues, he explores a resinous spectrum of visual and tactile nutrients left behind, grading his discoveries for qualities of fineness, of adhesion, of sensitivity, of colour, and of flow. Concerned with transforming these radical assemblage combinations, he blends the synthetic and natural materials by leaping between digital, manual graphic and sculptural processes until sensual relics are created that can nourish our future visual-tactile understanding. The fantastical titles (“Petrified Dawn III”, “Capitulating Study I” et al.) hint at the layers of complex imagery once produced by pioneers of Special FX prosthetic teams and Fantasy RPG designers. Petherick convincingly argues that visual and material production is never lost, but merely fossilised, and at the break of a new dawn, there is no event horizon, only an apparent horizon, an ambiguous plane dissolving material boundaries: beautiful, cool, serene ..."