Catalog of Crosses

It takes effort to tear a living twig off a bush, unraveling the tenacious fibers within the pith. By contrast, I like to think that the quick, clean snap of a desiccated stick lets me give its brittle wood a second life as an artifact. The simplest stick, reduced to its graphic essence, forms a straight line. Upended, it evokes the Axis Mundi, a mythic link between earth and heaven, or the vertical stipes (post) of a Roman cross. Each copy of this book is inscribed with a unique version of Stick that I have drawn in pencil.