journeys > the river in the cellar

This version comes with all eleven full-color archival inkjet prints. The images are 5.5. x 4.5 inches each and are a signed edition of 200.
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The River in the Cellar (pre-assembled version)
The River in the Cellar (pre-assembled version)
artist book
6.5 x 5.5 inches
2018

The River in the Cellar is a work of short fiction with corresponding illustrations hidden and to be found by each reader. The narrative of The River in the Cellar guides the reader on a scavenger hunt, using clues in the text, locating and assembling the printed color plates that complete the book.

Set in the fictional city-state of Multnomah, The River in the Cellar tells a story of a refugee who is seeking a home. The story takes place in the future depicted in Pierce’s paintings. It’s a world responding to catastrophic climate change and the collapse of the nation state. In its place is self-governance, community resilience and a recentering of human society around the health of natural systems. The story leads the reader into a future with questions about the roles of justice, human industry and the place of our species in an altered world.