Daniel E. Kelm and Marilyn Goodrich
Kelm: American, 1951–; Goodrich: American, 1949–

Encaustic wax, oil, and copper leaf on Plexiglas panels bound in cherry wood with nautical cord, inlaid brass rods, and wire edge binding. Produced with the assistance of D. Christopher Lenaerts. Arthur and Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Florida Atlantic University Libraries, Boca Raton.
Photographs by Daniel E. Kelm.

Innerzones of William S. Burroughs
1991

Innerzones was initially inspired by the confluence of a calligraphy class that Marilyn Goodrich was teaching, in which the students were transcribing standard poetic texts, and her concurrent reading of William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch. Calligraphy seemed an incongruous medium for recording Burroughs’s works, a fact which inspired rather than daunted Goodrich. Drawing upon her interest in historic book forms (such as Roman wax tablets) she transcribed sections of Naked Lunch over encaustic, oil, and copper leaf paintings on Plexiglas. She presented the finished “pages” to Kelm, who devised a wood encased binding system knotted with nautical cord. The standing book permits the images to be seen from both sides, allowing the viewer/reader to see the text emerging from Goodrich’s images, which were inspired by aerial views of Manhattan.


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