Oyster Promise

Oyster Promise, Michael G. Bauer 2003

"Exploring the old adage proclaiming, 'The world is your oyster,' each page offers an original mixed media collage incorporating drawings and photographs, and accompanied by a promise. These promises both engage and challenge the idea of promising, claiming, for example, to "break hearts with eyebrows" and "marry a woman with a husband." Hand-written into each of the photo-drawing-collages, the promises suggest the multi-faceted character of trust, a present inscription on the future which penetrates the verbal, the gestural and the inexpressible. Bauer's first book offers a work that is subtle, heartfelt and lyrical." -- David Stromberg

Made in 2004.  100 pages.  A collage of text and image, drawing and photography.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2003