Witnessing a Dire Future: Cassandra, Rachel Carson, and our Contemporaries

Witnessing a Dire Future: Cassandra, Rachel Carson, and our Contemporaries

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This 2016 book object is now considered a prototype for a series limited to ten, beginning in 2018, which features a revised structure and a custom container created by Daniel E. Kelm. More information, including price and a pre-publication offer, coming later in March 2018.

Information below describes the first version, created in 2016.

"The most alarming of all man's assaults upon the environment is the contamination of air, earth, rivers, and sea with dangerous and even lethal materials," wrote Rachel Carson in 1962. Witnessing is a cautionary tale, freighted with socio-political and environmental consequences. Yet the metaphor of the agave is hopeful, for it survives in even the most inhospitable conditions. – paraphrased from the 2016 University of Washington'sJust One Look exhibition catalog. 

Excerpts from Cassandra by Christa Wolf, various writings by Rachel Carson, and Val Plumwood, Alan AtKisson, Adrienne Rich, others. 

Drawing, painting and handwriting with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, graphite. Arches 88 paper, with linen cord, lead sheeting, paper board, handmade paper, beeswax. 

Daniel E. Kelm provided consultation on the structure.

28 movable "leaves"; each leaf 14.25 x 7 inches; diameter 20 x height 15 inches. 2016

Collection: University of Washington Libraries Special Collections (Seattle)

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