Thursday, September 3, 2009

The First Book of Moisture in the Atmosphere

Among the many benefits of being married to Mrs. 5000 is that she tends to give away her prototypes as prezzies!


The structure of The First Book of Moisture in the Atmosphere is formed from denim, which she stiffened in some way that she explained to me but I forgot. Meaning, yes, this is the first ever art book made from my old pants.


It's very mappy, which makes me think it was custom made for me.


I think it's awesome.



There's more Mrs.5000 at her web site!



13 comments:

katenben said...

I LOVE it! You are married to a very talented person.

Michael5000 said...

@katenben: Word.

mrs.5000 said...

RE: "stiffened in some way"--three layers of either gesso (white) or GAC 100 (clear) polymer over the denim. Also, each page ends up with several layers--two each of denim, repair tissue and Tyvek, by the time it's bound together.

This is, incidentally, pretty small--about 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" x 3/8".

Wow, I sound like a really strong candidate for Dorkfest, don't I?

Speaking of which, yes, it was custom made for M5K, at least after the point where I thought I'd turn it into a book.

Thanks, katenben. Blush.

d said...

i think it's pretty awesome too.

margaret said...

Beautiful book, Sue. Your husband sure rakes in the prototypes ...

Elaine said...

M5000

This is a sure sign of A Woman In Love.

I believe you have already shown proper reverence for same.

No need to say, "Bless you," belately...

..but anyway, (bow from waist)

To both:

Regards!

Michael5000 said...

@Elaine: I dunno... Margaret, as she was hinting, sometimes gives me prototypes too, and I'm pretty sure she's not A Woman In Love. Not with ~me~, anyway.

Bridget B. said...

Wow! That is gorgeous . . . and I love what you, er, Mrs. 5000, did to stiffen the denim . . . so when is Mrs. 5000 going to do guest spots on the blog? (beyond posing with lecherous dinosaurs, of course)

Elaine said...

OH, pooh. I guess I should read the fine print at the beginning...
Here I was thinking how special and carefully tailored to reference the one and only...and...

Not that it's not still charming. But: never tell anyone that something is a prototype. Say you are "working in a series" and number them! What's in a name? deeper meanings!

Yankee in England said...

After viewing the very talented Mrs 5000's website I would just like to say should she ever get tired of Mr.5000 and decide to play for the other team I should have British citizenship by then then and can offer a life in England for prototypes.

Rebel said...

ok - that is teh awesomeness!

Way to go Mrs.5K

But as I have mentioned before - you are "artsy fartsy" not "dorky". ;)

Jenners said...

You have a pretty cool wife! But I suspect you know that already.

fingerstothebone said...

Nice book...but I'm surprised to hear that M5K's manly man jeans should need further stiffening...