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The Smiley Oracle, Limited Edition Handmade Artist Book

The Smiley Oracle, Limited Edition Handmade Artist Book
£45.00 2 Available
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The Smiley Oracle works like this: You pose a question, you open the book at a random page, and you see a smiley (well, not all of them are actually smiling). This face is then interpreted as an answer to your question.

With this work I wanted to investigate the relation between the contents of a book, and how they can vary from reader to reader. The Smiley Oracle is a toy, and a book art object.

The edition is limited to 16. The books are numbered and signed. Each one has a unique combination of colours. Together with the book you will receive a little booklet which contains some information about the book and the artist (that would be me).

If you would like a specific color combination, drop me a note so that I can find out whether I still have it, and what number it has.

The book's 320 pages are 5cm x 4,5cm small (about 1-7/8" x 2 inch). Each book sits in its own tiny slipcase with the title on it.
160 of the 320 pages carry a smiley face (always the right hand side). These are hand printed from 18 different hand cut lino blocks. The book is bound in so called Coptic style, with the thread visible on the spine.

- 320 pages (counting both sides of each sheet)
- 160 hand printed smileys from 18 handcut blocks
- page size 5cm x 4.5cm, that is approximately 2" square
- comes in a slipcase and with an instructional booklet


With this book I want to investigate the relation of reader and book, and show how the reader is able to determine what a book can say.

Shipping & delivery

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