Travelers No. 1 and 2 video
Specifications Unique Book
6-3/4" (9-1/4" deep including hand wheel) x 10-1/4" wide x 4-1/4" high
Original scroll ink drawing 3-1/2" by 120" on Tyvek, wood and aluminum, mechanical reel system and hand wheel
Permanent collection - Baylor University Libraries, Special Collections
The Travelers are book objects with unique scroll drawings that are viewed through the windows on the top panels and move as the hand wheels are turned. The viewer travels through imaginary landscapes as if in a moving vehicle, viewing an ever changing horizon
Traveler No. 2 The journey starts in a desert oasis, moves over the edge of a canyon, moves down to the river and over a waterfall emerging over mountains and clouds and comes to rest on an artic ice shelf.
If desired, journeys can be viewed in reverse.
The continuous images for both Travelers were drawn directly on the scrolls without preparatory studies or photographic reference. See the video demonstration to see the works in action.