This guide is titled “The Machinist Sculptor” and in the event you haven’t already guessed it – it’s about my artwork sure – however additionally it is concerning the aspirational concept of machine work as a brand new studio craft.
It’s a full-throated try to position what I do (make artwork with machine instruments) right into a broader context about how varied instruments and practices (do and don’t) discover their means into the palms of artists and artisans. How the instruments of mass manufacturing ultimately change into the instruments of cultural manufacturing.
I presume many longtime followers of my work can have seen the self printed catalogs I’ve launched over time. With out diminishing these efforts, I need to say “THIS BOOK IS NOT ONE OF THOSE“. This guide is a quantum leap ahead even when a few of the bones of this guide could also be acquainted (it’s my work in any case).
If I could also be frank, this guide is my first time working with a bonafide writer, and so for the primary time I had the pleasure of working with editors and designers to completely form my story, together with every part else I’ve realized from twenty years of metalworking into an expansive textual content concerning the many spheres of data and affect my craft touches.
At 288 pages, this 9″x12 “foil wrapped onerous certain print is actually probably the most lovely good friend of the espresso desk I’ve ever seen.
The Machinist Sculptor is being printed and distributed by Schiffer publishing and might be out there at bookstores in all places. The official launch date is Jan twenty eighth, however you’ll be able to pre-order it now on Amazon.
P.S. I’m going to put up the hyperlink to the Amazon pre-order right here. You’ll have loads of alternatives to order a replica as a result of, prefer it or not, I’m going to convey this up often between now and the discharge date.
I’m not one to beat my drum an excessive amount of, so I’ll apologize upfront for that, however that’s how this stuff work.
As all the time, questions and feedback are welcome.