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Jordan Sullivan — Ruins 

Ruins is a publication made in conjunction with Jordan Sullivan for an exhibition with Rubber Factory in Shanghai, China in September 2017. The installation and resulting book are composed of redemptive pieces; things made from failures through a process open to destruction and mistakes.

The prints are initially made on an engineering printer, the lo-fi nature of the prints is a decisive gesture against the image as a precious object. Each print is then saturated with chemicals, left in the rain, and manipulated by hand.

This cumulative process results in the colors of the images seeping into the backs of the prints. The images are then flipped over, cut-up, and reassembled.

For the publication a selection of these prints were cut, folded, and bound. The cover of each book was made by dragging sheets of book cloth through the residual ink that was pulled from each of the destroyed photographs.

5 ½ x 7 ¼ inches
10 Panels with Tipped-in Text Pages

Unique Collages made from inkjet prints
mounted to Arches Paper


Hand Dyed Cotten Fabric Covers with Linen Tie

Numbered and Signed Edition of 15