Elizabeth King: Attention's Loop
"This is a book about attention and memory. I am a sculptor, so it is also book about size, dirt, artifice, work, and eye. The text is a set of stories and interruptions that pile up to make a play of overlapping loops. My organizing principle is the image of the round-trip, so one may open the book and step into it an any point." So writes the sculpture Elizabeth King in the foreword of her book. Both book and sculpture grow out of King's interest in finding ways to articulate how the mind experiences time. A philosophical essay in image and text, this artist's book challenges the expectation that an image will only illustrate the writing that surrounds it. The recognizably figurative sculpture that serves as the focus of the book is both subject and speaker. Attention's Loop simultaneously addresses and enacts the complexity of representation, and of consciousness itself.
Elizabeth King is an American sculptor and writer who lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. She has work in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
87 pages. Hardcover.