Medium: Book cloth, book board, inkjet photo prints, foamcore, mat board
Size: closed, 8 x 5 inches, open 24 x 5 inches
This is a draft of a a book designed to contain three dimensional images. The images, taken in Centralia PA, are duplicated, cut and layered to re-create a three dimensional scene. Centralia, PA was a town condemned when a mine caught fire. The fire still burns today, leaving behind the nearly abandoned and scorched bones of a once thriving town. An edition of three books is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
Project text: Centralia, PA 40° 48′ 12″ N, 76° 20′ 30″ W
Established 1841, Condemned 1992
WARNING-DANGER-UNDERGROUND MINE FIRE
Walking or driving in this area could cause serious injury or death.
Dangerous gases are present.
Ground is prone to sudden collapse.