today was a sad day for the history of books. the great northwest bookstore of portland, oregon, housed in a one-hundred-fifty year old church burned to the ground. thousands of books were lost, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. the fire, caused by an electrical short-circuit, was contained to store and did not spread to the neighboring houses. no one was injured except, of course, the books.
"unbearable," with all three of its names ("unbearable" "a love letter to no one or i don't know you but i love you," "time samples from my life.") was the second books i made, also for abra ancliffe's 2D design class.
this collage style book was meant to be a piece of mail art we sent to an artist we respected. i chose the artist storm tharp, a local fellow who'd recently shown at the PDX contemporary gallery.
i never mailed it, but i still think i will sometimes.