Rotten is a self published art book made during the final semester of my undergraduate studies in 2006. It is the artistic and technical culmination of my focus at Art Center College of Design. Having learned processes from skilled masters of letterpress, printmaking, and paper-making, it combines traditional and contemporary media and techniques. Ranging in processes and mediums such as linoleum block, letterpress, charcoal rubbing, photogravure, salt print, cyanotype, film negative, photo copiers, drawing, sewing, and variety of papers, creating a visually rich, unique book.
Thematically, Rotten relates to the conscious and subconscious childhood memories that percolate in deep meditative states early in the morning. The book’s title and framework is derived from one of my short stories based on these disturbing memories.