Autobiography
 
This is probably the weirdest thing you're going to see in the Patreon Activity Stream. It's a project I did for a Graphic Design Studio class last year, which is basically one massive copyright infringement lovefest (possibly fair use since it's non-commercial), so I'm not going to post it anywhere publicly, but it occurred to me that you guys could see it and might find it vaguely interesting. The project only stipulated that you had to make a collection of… something. Anything. And I chose to do a "collection" of twelve books that shaped who I am as a person. Not necessarily books that I still hold dear, but that really connected with me when I read them. So, I call it an autobiography, although obviously it's not. I decided to make a story scroll using clippings from these books, cut and pasted to build a NEW story (a creation story). I made scroll handles for it from wooden dowels (painted bronze) and bronze drawer handles on all four ends. You'll probably need to right-click this to view it in its own window and scroll down. It was roughly 6 3/4 feet long if you completely unroll it. The books are (in no particular order): The Book of Job, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Illustrated Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking; Cages by Dave McKean; Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood; Epileptic by David B; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechen; Justice League: A New Beginning by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire; Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson; The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts; and The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. (The Pooh books are technically two separate volumes, so it's really thirteen, but I now own a single-volume collection of them, so whatever.) Enjoy! Or just kind of squint your eyes and wonder why this is something that graduate students are spending their time doing. But hopefully you'll enjoy it.