ciprian honey cathedral (*signed*)

@ Meeks, Raymond

978-191362001-1

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Presentation by MACK:

" « What is there between the branch and apple when it falls?
     We have seen it—we would recognize it anywhere. Yet of an evening we are told nothing is there.

             -- Wright Morris  »

Raymond Meeks is renowned for his use of photography and the book form to poetically distill the liminal junctures of vision, consciousness and comprehension. In ciprian honey cathedral, he brings this scrutiny close to home, delicately probing at the legibility of our material surroundings and the people closest to us.

Meeks has long been fascinated by the way we construct the world around us; how we carry our possessions, these accumulated comforts, inheritances, markers of material success; how we adorn homes with trees and shrubs, a mantle clock to count the hours. Stumbling across an abandoned house or unkempt lawn becomes a search for common clues to tiny hidden transgressions.

This question of knowledge and understanding is perhaps most drastic in our solipsistic reality. Meeks also photographed his partner, Adrianna Ault, in the early mornings before she awoke, on the threshold at which daily domestic life converges with the deepest state of sleep. This plight of supine trance is a place of reprieve beneath the surface of consciousness, free from the chaos and uncertainty of the sentient world above, and alludes to the veiled threat that, ultimately, we are utterly unknowable to one another. "

We are offering signed copies only. Raymond Meeks' signature appears on a sticker placed by the publisher at the bottom of the last page (see photo).

Text printed on the book cover in English only. The translucid PVC dust jacket is printed with two additional images.

96 pages - Hardcover with PVC jacket

MACK, 2020

Format : 24 x 30 cm

*Signed*

New - Mint condition

$58.31

Meeks, Raymond

Raymond Meeks is an American photographer famous for the short-printrun editions that he self-publishes, often including prints in the publications. His work revolves around a special bond to his subjects, whether a proximity to the people (family & friends), or a connection, an attachment to places. Raymond has also published several photobooks with Nazraeli Press between 2006 and 2010. In 2018, he published "Halfstory Halflife" in France with Chose Commune, and in 2020 "ciprian honey cathedral" with Mack © Image taken from the homepage of the artist's website .
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