Tuesday

kimono by desean



















desean's new book, 'kimono', presents designs he created earlier for a series of
unique kimono greeting cards, some of which are published by kimono designs.
desean focuses on the basic motifs and imagery that adorn the back panel of the
greeting card. Each kimono is accompanied by a short poem in tanka form that
evokes the inspiration behind, or reflections on, its visual design. These five-liners
can be thought of as short free-form narratives comprised of a twenty-one syllable
sequence that explores an idea... captures a thought... unravels a fold stuck in space
and time. In some cases, tanka poems are strung together.

The book is available in 7" x 7" colour softcover and hardcover imagewrap formats.

Adult content.

Wednesday

SFU Author Recognition Event

desean's new books will be displayed at Simon Fraser University's 2008/2009 Author Recognition Event—a celebration of SFU students, staff and faculty who are the author of a book (or chapter of a book) or creator of a video, CD, DVD, or electronic book published between July 2008 and June 2009.

The reception will be held in the SFU Burnaby's Bennett Library on Wednesday, November 4 at 3:30 PM.















Image: SFU Library

Friday

Recently published books by Mary Weymark Goss and desean


























flutterbook press has been quite busy this summer designing and publishing a first series of books on the art of Mary Weymark Goss and desean. Have a look at the current offerings in the blog entries and don't hesitate to visit Blurb to preview each of the books.


Monday

e spaces by desean





















desean explores the spaces that separate us, that bring us together... negative or positive spaces, created or lost over time, or yet to be shared. Through poems and drawings, he explores real or imagined spaces that we live in the flesh, in fantasy, in the moment or in retrospect.

e spaces is available for purchase at Blurb.com:

By desean


Adult content.

Thursday

A Book of Complaints by Mary Weymark Goss





















Mary Weymark Goss explores the inspirations and conflicts of the artist's lifestyle through digital drawings and poetry.

A Book of Complaints is available in 5" x 8" black and white softcover and hardcover, and 8" x 10" softcover and hardcover. 18 black and white drawings.

A Book of Complaints is available for purchase from Blurb.com:

8" x 10" format
By Mary Weymark Goss

5" x 8" format
By Mary Weymark Goss

Wednesday

Paleozoic Series by Mary Weymark Goss





















Paleozoic Series is the complete portfolio of paintings, drawings and notes created by Mary Weymark Goss between 1998 and 2003. This series explores the idea of emerging from a sanctuary or coming out of the past, represented by fossil shapes. The characters in the paintings study and interpret the fossils, and interact with them. Looking backward in time, these characters can see the mould or template of all the possibilities ahead of them. And like these characters, we are all experts in recombinant theory, blithely stitching together the disparate elements of our daily lives to form a mad quilt, the history of our minds and our making.

Paleozoic Series is available on Blurb.com in 7" x 7" softcover and hardcover colour formats.

Complete portfolio:...
By Mary Weymark Goss

interfaces by desean


















interfaces is the catalogue for interfaces, an online exhibition on the theme of the mask held in 2001 in a VR panorama gallery. desean presents an archive of the process of artmaking that involved preparatory work and online discussions among the participating 10 artists and poets. The opportunity to engage with others before and during the artmaking proved to be a solidifying element for many of the participants, providing a sense of support and community to both artists and organizers. It culminated in the opening of the online show on February 27, 2001, on the eve of Mardi Gras.

interfaces, containing writing and numerous images of the artworks, is available in 10” x 8” colour softcover and hardcover formats on Blurb.com.

Adult content.

interfaces est le catalogue pour interfaces, une exposition sur le thème du masque tenue en ligne en 2001 dans une galerie VR panoramique. desean présente une archive du processus de création artistique qui comprend le travail préparatoire et des extraits de discussions en ligne entre les dix artistes et poètes. L'occasion de communiquer avec les autres avant et au cours de la création fut un élément rassembleur pour plusieurs des participants, fournissant aux artistes et aux organisateurs un sens de support et de communauté. Le tout culminait avec le vernissage de l'exposition en ligne le 27 février 2001, la veille du Mardi Gras.

interfaces, qui contient de l'écriture et de nombreuses images des oeuvres d'art, est disponible en format couleurs 10” x 8”, couverture souple ou rigide, sur Blurb.com.

Contenu pour adultes.

exhibition catalogu...
By desean

Tuesday

peau fine par desean





















desean présente peau fine, le recueil complet de poèmes écrits en français et parus dans une des deux éditions limitées faites à la main, de quelques lambeaux de chair crue (1983) et de e spaces (1987). Cinq autres poèmes écrits en 1983 n'avaient jamais été publiés. Les poèmes sont accompagnés de nombreuses illustrations produites par l'artiste-auteur.

Le recueil peau fine est disponible en format 5" x 8", couverture souple ou rigide, sur Blurb.com.

Contenu pour adultes.

By desean

iro by desean





















iro means colour in Japanese; it also refers to eroticism. The kanji character shows someone on a rooftop peering through open windows.

In these four free verse poems, desean explores colours, erotic love and transformation through imagined experiences.

These poems were originally published in 1987 and 1988 as limited edition flutterbooks, assembled in a continuous strip of folded sheets of paper whose edges were glued together accordion-style.

iro is available as a 5" x 8" black and white softcover or hardcover.

Adult content.

iro is available for purchase on Blurb.com.


iro
By desean

Monday

masks portfolio masques by desean





















This portfolio presents wearable and decorative masks created by desean since 1982 using a variety of materials: stoneware, porcelain, leather or textile. At times, other elements were added, such as fabric, lichen, feathers, ink, raku, glass, phosphorescent paint, dye, slip or metal oxides. Included in these pages are two-dimensional representations of masks in pen and acid paintings on paper, silkscreen on leather, or digital three dimensional masks, sometimes incorporated into virtual reality panoramas.

mask portfolio masques is available on Blurb.com in colour 7" x 7" softcover and hardcover formats.

Adult content.

Ce portfolio présente des masques décoratifs et portables, créés par desean depuis 1982 à l’aide d’une variété de matériaux: grès, porcelaine, cuir ou fil; j’ai parfois ajouté d’autres éléments, tels que tissus, lichens, plumes, encre, raku, verre, peinture phosphorescente, teinture, engobes ou oxydes métalliques. Vous trouverez dans ces pages des représentations en deux dimensions du masque: dessins à l’encre et acide sur papier, sérigraphies sur cuir, ou masques numériques en trois dimensions, parfois incorporés à des panoramas en réalité virtuelle.

mask portfolio masques est disponible sur Blurb.com en format 7" x 7" couleurs, couverture souple ou rigide.

Contenu pour adultes.

Saturday

cosmochromes by desean




















cosmochromes: five-liners on four-letter themes is a collection of poems on life, lust and love. At the turn of the 19th century, Adelaide Crapsey created the cinquain (or quintain), a 5-line form of 22 syllables influenced by the Japanese haiku and tanka.

These cinquain poems are accompanied by visual work created by the artist-writer: a series of 15 Cibachrome photographs from the Cosmochromes series, a leather face and body masks, as well as crayon and ink drawings. In the written work, desean reflects on lived experiences and existential themes; in counterpoint, the visual work draws from liminal spaces where colours and textures project the real of the unreal.

cosmochromes is available for purchase from Blurb.com in 7" x 7" colour softcover and hardcover formats.


Adult content.

five-liners on four...
By desean

Friday

my eyes touch by desean





















desean presents my eyes touch: on skins, folds, hapticity and visuality, which includes an essay on skins, folds, hapticity and visuality, along with a collection of images and photos, inviting the reader to perceive and appreciate the transparencies, porosities, crossovers and interminglings that emerge through the touching and parting of folds, to discover the underlying interconnections and derive other meanings.

Skins and folds serve as the unifying metaphor towards perceiving the notion of haptic visuality—whereby the eyes can touch and the skin can see, and one can find pleasure in looking and seeing.

my eyes touch is available for purchase on Blurb.com in colour 7" x 7" softcover or hardcover formats.

Adult content.


By desean

Wednesday

joys of the cut sleeve by desean





















joys of the cut sleeve is a collection of poems by desean about male love, accompanied by enhanced digital photos. In ancient Chinese literature, there are numerous references to the passions of the 'cut sleeve' and the 'half-eaten peach', alluding to a tradition of male love that was accepted and well-established at that time—that is, until Westerners arrived.

joys of the cut sleeve is available in 7" x 7" colour softcover and hardcover formats from Blurb.com.

Adult content.


Tuesday

Clay by desean





















In Clay, desean explores love and lust. It is about two men who share a love, but have different perspectives on what it means to them and how it could continue.

This short story was originally published in 1987 as a hand-bound, limited edition flutterbook assembled in a continuous strip of folded sheets of paper whose edges were glued together accordion-style. In ancient Japan, the pages of the sempuyo would flutter in the lightest breeze, giving rise to the name flutter book.

Clay is available for purchase on Blurb.com in 5" x 8" black and white softcover or hardcover formats.

Adult content.

By desean

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