Iron Bunnies Hop
Iron Bunnies Hop
I met a soldier who is a member of the special sniper unit of the International Criminal Court here in The Netherlands. Questioning the price for my freedom I accepted his offer to join him at the indoor shooting range. I was curious about how I’d deal with shooting with a rifle and a handgun. I was surprised to experience and enjoy the soberness of a physical workout and the immense respect I felt for the bullet, not the gun.
Drawing the parts of an up to its items dismantled revolver with the trigger and the bold looking like bunnies I visualise my confrontation and inner observations during my encounter with the bullet and the gun. By transferring the drawings and text into carefully chosen recycled news prints I put my personal encounter into the context of current threads of social unrest, terrorist attacks and jingoism.
Publication Date: 2017
Artwork type: Editioned book
Medium: paint, ink, graphite powder, acryl paint
Dimensions: 28.0 cm W x 30.0 cm H 2.0 cm
Edition Size: 13
Library of Congress, University of Delaware Library, Grinnell College, Wesleyan University, Stanford University, Smith College, Mortimer Rare Book Collection, University of Colorado at Boulder, Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts Wits Art Museum (WAM) - The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, St. Olaf College
Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair, March 10, 2018, New York Art Book Fair 2018 (NYABF 18), Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS) 2018, NYCManhattan Fine Press Book Fair 2017, Los Angeles Art Book Fair 2017 (LAABF 2017), Codex International Book Art Fair 2017