BOOKBINDING & CONSERVATION LLC
Unique book sculpture: Apocalypse: Zero Hour
The textblock was composed of hell money sewn in a long stitch on snakeskin tapes.
The textblock was set on fire, scorching the fore edge and parts of the tail and head.
The Plexiglas boards were cut oversized in a jagged pattern and set afire, resulting in darkening of the surfaces and planar distortion of the boards.
A sleeve of crumpled copper was inserted around the central sewing station and wrapped around the fore edge; this was sewn to the boards with linen thread,
The boards were attached to the tapes with tackets of alum tawed goatskin.
A galvanized steel and snakeskin clasp holds the book closed.
All wood and metal elements were sealed with Renaissance Wax.
The display stand was made of a flat slate base with a vertical support of mahogany supporting the lower board, and a rubber leg supporting the upper board. Brass screws attach both supports.