Scrapbook: Western Tour + Hitch-hiking / Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015

Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 (Wester Tour Book, front cover v.2)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Wester Tour Book, front cover v.2

This is another over-sized construction with a vintage tour book for front cover as well as decorated a sort of flyleaf. Such interesting material I couldn’t help but include. A fantastic hitch-hiking board game makes the back cover (and pairs well with the other maps I think). Dear Audrey Hepburn (cut from a calendar) covers up the binding and a cider sticker from my pal David White’s cidery adds more old-times flair.

I put this mighty tome to use for a personally important project of assembling a draft of sorts for my “Fck Stats, Make Art” project while sequestered in Indonesia and Thailand in 2015. In brief: I took printed metaphorical photos, as well as transcripts from various talks, chopped all the raw material up and re-contextualized into a semi-content narrative, interspersed with a few handwritten pages – all of this required several glue sticks and generated significant pile of paper trimmings.

I then began editing by sticking in dozens of little notes and thoughts. So much in fact the book was bulging and, well a bit overwhelming. As such, it lives in an appropriately old-timey suitcase awaiting another chance for editing and to evolve into a final, more cogent, form.

Note: the pages *are* photographed and while don’t make a lot of sense at this point, perhaps I’ll scrounge a few up to include for reference.

Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Beer in Santiago the day Pope JP2 died (watercolour pencil and marker)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Beer in Santiago the day Pope JP2 died (watercolour pencil and marker)

Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Hitch-hiking board game with Audrey Hepburn, back cover
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Hitch-hiking board game with Audrey Hepburn, back cover
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Indonesia > Thailand (Lincoln Highway inside cover)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Lincoln Highway inside cover
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Indonesia > Thailand (visit South Dakota inside back cover)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / visit South Dakota inside, flyleaf
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Indonesia > Thailand (Attention please, inside back cover)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Attention Please, back flyleaf
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Portuguese fishing boats in Salema (watercolour pencil and marker)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Portuguese fishing boats in Salema (watercolour pencil and marker)
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Hitch-hiking board game with Audrey Hepburn, back cover
Scrapbook: Fck Stats, Make Art workbook, 2015 / Hitch-hiking board game with Audrey Hepburn, back cover