By Lois Morrison
Leonia, New Jersey: Lois Morrison, 2001. Edition of 25.
2.75”square; 5 spreads. . Gocco printed images are enhanced with Pigma pens and watercolor. Hand lettered text, decorated paper over board covers, tie closure. Hand cut and assembled.
A miniature artist book about secretly carnivorous clouds. Morrison's ability to see the darker other side of events and objects is always balanced by her wit and the ever-delightful presentation of her books. Looking at clouds from both sides now (like the pop-music classic), Morrison observes that they may not necessarily be the benign shapes we project upon them to soothe ourselves, but rather, "changeling monsters, dropping softly to the ground, surrounding and muffling all cries with dense fog."
This three-layer carousel accordion depicts a background landscape; pop-out clouds; and a thin band of poetic text in the foreground. The back side of the accordion is humorously decorated with text balloon quotes of fog-prompted shrieks A delight.