messages from heaven

A bookwork containing Polaroid images and ephemera collected during a five day walk exploring the streets of New York City, during the summer of 1994.

"Turning a corner, laid out on the sidewalk, rows and rows of plain white envelopes, the words 'Messages from Heaven' printed across the front. I picked one up and opened it. Inside an anonmynous fragement of graffiti from the walls and alleyways of the city..."

"I found an old SX-70 at flea market on a vacant lot in Spanish Harlem and started producing my own messaages from the streets."

The book led to a number of commissions for book jackets from Jonathon Cape.

17 colour photocopies on A4 art paper
spiral bound with acetate covers
edition of 2

Messages From Heaven, 1m 55s