WALKING OUT OF SLEEP: encounters with lichen territory - Tamsin Green

£130.00 GBP

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Handmade edition of 60 books, signed and numbered by the artist

Published in September 2023

92pp, 47 images, 175x245mm

Lichen sample packet cover, single signature with three hole pamphlet hand binding

Risograph and EcoTank ink-jet printed on responsibly made papers from waste paper pulp and toxic algae. Print inserts on left-over paper stock.

ISBN 978-1-8384772-2-6

£130 + P&P (incl. in the UK)

The book explores one woman’s relationship with Map Lichen and the places that they inhabit. Over a period of two years she travelled to locations across the UK to spend time with the lichen in often remote and challenging terrain. She walked and slept among the lichen, sensitising herself to the elements that these friendly green crusts need to survive. She made photographs and wrote poems. The ‘maps’ guiding her into lichen territory.

Alongside her fieldwork she spent time with displaced lichen. The Natural History Museum in London is home to half a million lichen specimens, looked after by the Curator of Lichens. 120 of these samples are Map Lichen collected across the UK from the 1800s. Each visitor to the collection reviews the files and leaves their own notes, suggestions and new samples… After all science, knowledge and the herbarium itself are not static.

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