The Evolution of an Artist’s Book, “The Encyclopedia of Mammals”

There are endless stories to tell and endless ways to tell them. This story is about a mannequin escaping captivity. To tell it, I composited events in a virtual environment. Next I changed the spatial projection from equirectangular to cube face. That is, I changed the pixel spacing – but not the pixel order – to re-express the panoramic image as six sides of a cube. Then I printed and pasted each of the six faces onto the sides of a physical cube, disrupting the linear narrative. My story is “read” by handling the cube, turning it to inspect each façade as if it were a page in a library book.

Edition of 3 handmade copies, 10″x10″x10″, starting at $1,800.

360-degree photograph, pigmented ink, cotton rag paper, mounted on Gatorboard cube.

To safeguard this piece from excessive handling, it is not on public display. Please contact Ricardo Barros for an appointment to see this work.