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.
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. Handmade reclaimed cotton/linen paper made with water collected from sensitive and declining areas of 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 […]
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 […]
Perceptual moral challenge to expectation and ecological conditioning through a selection of extinct birds and the traps used to capture and kill them for collecting. A companion piece to Catalogue. Letterpress printed from linoleum cuts on Arches text wove using inks made from crushed coal. Handbound in letterpress printed full cloth as accordion fold portfolios. […]
A social and cultural action of barrier displacement and earned trust through handmade paper and print. Handmade paper from unwashed bed linens collected door-to-door in the Black Belt of southwestern Alabama along with images of paper wasp nests from giver’s backyard sheds. Nest imagery and text letterpress printed with ink made from dried and ground […]
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 […]
One act play between myself and I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971. Handtyped text on Arches text wove, Canaletto Grana Grosso photo slipcover and archival pigment printed double-sided photograph, letterpress embossed French Paper slipcover. 6.25×4.35 Limited Edition of 15 $95.00 Christopher Davenport, 2014
A collaborative piece between poet Tim Earley, Crane Giamo (letterpress printing), and myself (photographs). Catfish Poems explores place, language, and identity. Below is a brief introduction from Crane Giamo of Delete Press. Dear Friends, We are THRILLED to announce the release of Tim Earley’s Catfish Poems, available here: http://deletepress.org/books/tim-earley/ Thank you Tim for entrusting us with […]
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 […]
Hand typed written study of imparted paradigms, Aryan Nation numerology, and related Old Testament memory verses on Arches text wove and handmade paper of reclaimed bed linens collected door to door by artist in Selma, Alabama. Handbound in Arches Black cover Each volume’s text is unique. Limited Edition of 15 $125.00 Christopher Davenport, 2013