Books of Formation: Oprah Galley

DIMENSIONS 8.25" x 5.5" x 1" MEDIUM acorns, salt, glue, wormwood, bandage, collaged paper, The Book of Formation

Series of 8, 2018

Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed by the artist

We are proud to release Books of Formation by Ross Simonini. Books of Formation is comprised of 8 unique handmade works created from the galleys of Simonini's debut novel, The Book of Formation, which was published by Melville House in November 2017. A galley is the pre-first edition of a book to be printed. It is unreleased to the wider public and is primarily used as a proof to correct typesetting or grammatical mistakes. For these sculptural books, Simonini has transformed the galleys into unreadable entities as a way to erase failure.

In his own words, "These eight books correspond to the eight interviews in the book. The materials relate to book’s content: rice, antibiotics, Southern Californian sand, a trackpad, hair, and acorns. All copies of the edition have been treated like personalities to be transformed."

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