The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain 34002 019423603    2021-2022

Evocative Mark Twain Inspires the Printmaker’s Network of Southern New England
Mark Twain Museum and House
Hartford, CT
Installation, dimensions variable
Cyanotypes, nylon rope, book (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

My interest in the book, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is both in its materiality and its function as a repository of ideas. The book is a specified narrative and also an indicator of time - the marking of time in the emergence of an idea, in the creating and in the doing. It is from this vast unknown, this “mental kaleidoscope”, that something arises and transforms as the weight of words is experienced as a living thing.

There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark Twain