Silkscreen, digital, Coptic and Case Bound 8"x 73/4"
A collection of images and ideas, exploring height as a metaphor for language. 'The Tang of Height' was inspired by the discovery of the recurring appearance of box kites in the biographies of twentieth-century scholars. Taking that shape as a metaphor for philosophical method and 20th century thinking, the book ties together the lives of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Alexander Graham Bell, and Nan Shepherd through archival fragments – images and ideas that resonate. The form of the book and graphic design conduct the reader and gesture towards alternate readings of reality. The screen-printed illustrations, as inserts, float freely of the text and reveal non-linguistic connections between the stories. The book was hand sewn with a coptic binding and hard case cover.