Collected Autobiographies

COLLECTED AUTOBIOGRAPHIES was initially produced in 1999 as AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, a small edition of 10 utilizing a variety of print media. This new collection was annotated and reformatted in 2009 as a digitally printed edition of 25. Part of a series of translations which re-imagines small limited editions as digitally printed bookworks.

The four individual autobiographies were conceived between 1997 and 1999 after coming across a series of file folders while cleaning up the studio. Each is a small collection that reflects the collector and the act of collecting as much as the objects collected.

Autobiography #1:Things To Do. printed on recycled proofs presented in a stab binding created especially for this edition.

Autobiography #2: Rejection Slips. Ten years of rejection letters reproduced in miniature presented in a manilla file folder.

Autobiography #3: Pictures of Me with Famous and Important People. Photos of the artist taken by other people in the company of famous and important people. Printed ink jet and presented in a 16-page folded format.

Autobiography #4: Homemade Maps. Reproductions of maps people have drawn for the artist to get him from here to there presented in a 'snake' folded format.