Shadow Worlds


David Sylvian | Lance Austin Olsen | Jamie Drouin
six original prints in a handmade folio
12.25 x 9.25 x 0.25 inch
letterpress, woodblock, giclée, india ink, on cotton, baryta, and rice papers.
edition of 25

“Plato suggested that a person chained alone inside a cave, unable to see the outside, would formulate their ideas of the physical world based on the shadows projected onto their cave walls.”

This text was the inspiration for a special folio of original prints by artists David Sylvian, Lance Austin Olsen, and Jamie Drouin.

Each artist was invited to interpret the theme in their own way, and to produce two unique visual artworks. Implementing a range of printing methods including letterpress, woodblock relief, giclée, and hand applied ink, the resulting six prints are housed inside a handmade paper cover with string-tie closure.

Extending upon the theme of an ever-shifting reality, the artist names, signatures, and edition number only appear on a page included inside the folio, with the six individual prints left open for association.

Shadow Worlds uses acid-free cotton, baryta, and rice papers with archival pigment inks to create an enduring and unique book / art object for the private collector or institution.



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