The Blue Book (Artist Book)

An artist book where each page is some shade of blue, with its content relating to blue in some literal, self-referential, or figurative way. Most of the entries will draw from my book Dynaxiom, and also connects in series with Continuation and the set of human universals--primarily "Classification of Color", but also "time, cyclic",  "rituals" (daily entries), and "Continua (ordering as a cognitive pattern)".

Other topics now include entries for the approximate hexadecimal values for the shade of blue of that particular page, lyrics that have the word 'blue' in them, chord changes from pieces of music that have blue in them (e.g. Miles Davis' Kind of Blue), recalled dreams where blue was prevalent

My decision to integrate red on the first page was reflexive of what was happening in the world in 2020. However, the original idea for the Blue Book came to me a long time ago, based upon Wittgenstein's Blue Book, as well as the book Bluets by Maggie Nelson.

A photo of its debut on the Autumnal Equinox 2020:




Selected pages, 1/2021:



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