Ascending Scale

Hand-made book in an edition of thirty.
28 pages full-colour, 148 x 205mm
ISBN-13: 978-0-473-11491-6
published October 2006

This publication is an extension of the ideas from an exhibition that dealt with particles, cycles and loops and their integration into larger, more complex systems; ecological, atmospheric, optical and aural.

The text is a transcription of a conversation that I had with co-exhibitor Susie Pratt and critic Kate Montgomery that ranged across Hazel Henderson’s idea of “the love economy”, open-source software in South American government and the rejuvenation of out-dated technologies. Images of the work are organized so that they enter into dialog with one another.

As well as developing the book’s content, I designed, printed, bound and marketed the publication. It is held in a number of art and design libraries and the public library in Auckland as well as in the collection of the National Library of New Zealand.