sailorBOYpress — Jeffrey Morin — Sacred Space
(sailorBOYpress) Sacred Space. Book and components to build a model for a chapel devoted to the alphabet by Jeff Morin. Quotes in text by various people – Galileo Galilei, William Bunce (former director of the Kohler Art Library), Thomas Merton, and William E. Barrett. Stevens Point. Wisconsin. 17 leaves. Book -14.25″ x 6.25″. Box – 16″ x 12″. Most of the various color papers for this book were made at Caren Heft’s Root River Mill. Wood type in different colors is used as page decoration, as well as on the front cover. Open spine sewn with brown cord, brown cloth covered boards with title and design on front board. Endpapers of handmade paper from Nepal. The box lid is the base for the chapel; brass holes in the base allow the rods to fit exactly; printed type collage becomes the floor pattern. Letters indicate which wall is placed in a particular set of holes. The model has six walls, a roof, and the base. Copper rod skeletons with Okawara rice paper skin are covered with a casting resin after the technical drawings are transferred using an inkjet printer. The roof is copper-leafed davey board, and it also forms the tray in which the book rests. Box painted with copper leaf. An edition of 35 copies, signed by Steven Ferlauto and Jeffrey W. Morin. Fine.
“What it should look like is a modern chapel with stained glass walls of the alphabet under a copper roof.” – Morin.
In the collections of The Library of Congress; Rochester Institute of Technology; The Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta, Canada, and the Jack Ginsberg Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa, and other fine collections.