Vince Koloski ~California

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Vince Koloski: "I work with light because of its emotional and symbolic power. Light has a primal attraction to humans. It is a source of comfort, power, and beauty. It produces food, provides warmth and power and is a beacon of security in the night. It is also a symbol of knowledge, enlightenment, and goodness. It is also a singularly lovely medium.

"Making books that use light to create the images and text marries the symbolic and the practical aspects of light. Light in its role as a symbol of knowledge illuminating the symbols which transfer and preserve knowledge is a powerful melding medium and meaning. The presence projected by a book-like object in which the words and images seem to float in space between the covers is one which seems to appeal to human perception in a way which seems to bypass the rational entirely. An irony given that the book is the human invention most responsible for creating the information-based civilization we live in today."
   

Haiku Journeys
By Vince Koloski
San Francisco, California: Vince Koloski, 2004. Edition of 8.

4 x 7 x 7" closed, 4 x 14 14 " open; 8 panels. Materials: LEDs, Acrylic Sheet, Raffia, wood. Ribbon loop and bone closure.

Vince Koloski: "The covers of the book are Raffia covered wood. When open, the 8 pages fan out into a half-circle and the covers latch together to hold the shape. The haiku are all from the classic era of Japanese haiku and all 8 deal with travel or journeying in one form or another."

$950


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Vince Koloski Out of Print Title:ossil Boo  
   

20th Century Fossil Book
By Vince Koloski
San Francisco: Vince Koloski, 2013. Edition of 6.

6 x 4 x 4.5" closed, 6 x 4 x 18" extended; six panels. LEDs. Laser-etched acrylic. Aluminum bottom panel edges. Book ends of limestone with fossil imprints and aluminum edged top and bottom.

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Imprisoned Words
By Vince Koloski
San Francisco, California: Vince Koloski, 2004. Edition of 4.

23 inches by 18 inches by 8 inches (closed); 23 inches by 18 inches by 16 inches (open). Neon, Laser-etched Acrylic Sheet, Jail Bars.

All of the passages quoted in this piece are from works created while the writers were in prison or while their freedom was denied them. The quotes are from Boris Pasternak, Steve Biko, Martin Luther King, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Adolf Hitler, Mohandas Ghandi, and Nicola Sacco.

Vince Koloski: "Making books that use light to create the content marries the symbolic and the practical aspects of light. Light in its role as symbol of knowledge illuminating the symbols which transfer and preserve knowledge is a powerful melding of medium and meaning. The presence projected by a book-like object in which the words and images seem to float in space between the covers is one that appeals to human perception in a way which seems to bypass the rational entirely. This is an irony given that the book is the human invention most responsible for creating the information-based civilization we live in today."
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