MATTER II is a book continuing the exploration begun with with MATTER. In collaboration with photographers Caleb Charland
, Matthew Gamber
, and Bill Sullivan
, and Lodret Vandret
, I continued working with MATTER, the 1964 TIME Life Sciences publication. I kept the original book's subheads and folded in photographs as well as excerpts from significant texts on vision and color theory.
I used each excerpt as a definition of a term found within it. I alphabetized these terms and ran the text throughout so that alignments between text and image occur at random. The book becomes a thesis on the science of seeing and perceiving as the reader is compelled to find meaning in adjacent text and image.