Book Looking for Rain, (installation by Kyle Peets of Ride Share Gallery)
Casebound artist’s book, Oil-based & regular Sharpie, graphite, ballpoint pen, crayola fine point markers, & ink on mixed paper (includes handmade abaca, kozo, cotton, flax) and yupo
6”x 6” (6” x 12” expanded)
Book Looking for Rain is designed and fabricated by Amanda Maciuba using traditional, production handmade bookbinding techniques and materials. The book was attached to the front bumper of Kyle Peet’s van, otherwise known as the Ride Share Gallery, from June 16th to August 16th of 2022.
The work was intended to change over time depending on the weather it encountered as it traveled around the Pacific Northwest, mostly in Walla Walla, Washington. Accidental encounters with it at the local grocery store or a trailhead by viewers was meant to encourage critical contemplation of the ever-increasing extreme weather events throughout the United States that are exacerbated by human-caused climate change.