Over 2 months I walked the settlement along its boundaries, reading and rereading Walking , “to regard man (us) as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society”. I knew this house and Nettle’s steps and with this- try to remember. Archival ink-jet printed photographs on Somerset Book […]
She rejoices in illusion. Whoso destroys it in himself and others, him she punishes with the sternest tyranny. Whoso follows her in faith, him she takes as a child to her bosom. from Goethe’s Nature.
Photographs from the Gulf of Mexico taken near the site of the BP Horizon spill- feeding migratory seabirds.
Archival Pigment Printed Color and B&W Photographs on Somerset Book. Letterpress printed Somerset Book cover. Handbound.
Printed at the Penland School of Craft while instructing the 2016 Spring Books & Paper Concentration.
Edition of 1
*10% from the sale of this book will go to The Nature Conservancy’s oyster bed restoration program in Alabama.
Beginning in January 2014 I set out to document the time I spent in wilderness over the
year as act of ecological reconnection and to mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of the
Twelve Days is the record of that time.
Storyteller, instrument, and interpreter of place- Alabama Bloodlines is the record of a year long cultural, social, economic, and ecological study of Alabama through the artist book, image, sound, and film. Collected and printed as By Voices throughout Alabama during 2013/4. Coal Sample- from the Birmingham Coal Port in a glass vial with […]
A look beyond experience. Photographs from infrared cameras placed on family property in Washington County North Carolina by Christopher Davenport. Original text hand typed on a ledger machine by Crane Giamo. Text on handmade raw cotton/abaca paper by artists. Photography on French Paper. Handbound with handmade pine pulp, flax, and raw cotton paper covers by […]
An ecological action and visual poem to intersecting place, commitment, and shared space. Cyanotype process printed photographs taken while embedded for 3 weeks in a community of whitetail deer in the Black Mountains of North Carolina. This young male was feeding five feet from where I laid in the grass. His horns are covered in […]
A book of place, work, and collective knowledge. Van Dyke process printed photographs of the Penland School of Craft gardens. The Penland School of Craft, located in the Black Mountains of western North Carolina, garden produces much of the vegetables served at Penland and serves as an example of sustainable cultural and ecological practices. These photographs […]
Of place, wilderness, what we see, what we collect, and what we keep. Archival pigment printed photographs of the Sipsey River headwaters in the Sipsey Wilderness, Bankhead National Forest, Walker County, Alabama. The Sipsey Wilderness protects a small part of the Sipsey River’s 150 mile free flow through the sole old growth hardwood forest in […]
Ecological action and record through collection and sample. Catalog July 2016: Water Works: Vamp & Tramp Booksellers. Archival pigment printed photographs of ecologically sensitive and declining areas adjacent to the Black Warrior River in Alabama. The Black Warrior River/Watershed is one of the ten most threatened waterways due to coal mining along its course and […]
Acceptance and resignation as contemporary ecological narratives of extinction. Letterpress printed handwritten listing of all known extinct birds as of April 2014 using ink made from collected, dried, and ground hatch eggs and fallen nests. Photogravure printed imagery from photographs of spring migration habitat in areas of marginal succession. All on Arches text wove. Hand pigmented […]
Circular language, symbol, and imagery as diversionary media based on Noam Chomsky’s 1993 paper, A minimalist program for linguistic theory. Each book lists every child 17 & under killed in U.S. sponsored drone attacks by name in 2013. Archival pigment and letterpress printed on Canaletto Grana Grosso with offset printed French Paper cover. 5 x 5 and 15 Limited […]
Repetition and image/text variant as phenomenological events equal to moments unreasoned and discovered. Cover is contemporary media chatter: August, 2013, and photographs from the Keewanaw Peninsula: 47.2836° N, 88.3869° W. Based on concepts of wunder vs. belief. Offset lithography on Arches text wove and French Paper wrapper. Letterpress printed handmade slip sleeve paper from reclaimed linen. Edition of 25. $115.00 […]
Public in private space, sacred in profane, backyard and front doors, and engendered hospitality. Offset printed photographs from film negatives on Crane Lettra. Edition of 15 $120.00 Christopher Davenport Pocket Knife Press. 2014