Colin Frazer. Days Have Gone By. No 12 of an edition of 40.
(Tallahassee, FL: Colin Frazer. 2010). Sam Fleming Southern Civilization Collection.
Vanderbilt University Special Collections
This book has a trifold cover of rough leather with a snap closure. The rightmost panel of the trifold cover, containing the top of the snap closure, is partially cut away in the form of the state of Florida. The only texts are an artist's statement and colophon printed on a raised sheet on the inside front cover. Pressing the artist's statement triggers the playing of a brief sound recording and a flashing red light that shines through the paper. The interior leaves are patterned, colored and cut papers in two pamphlet stitched sections, one attached at left and the other at right, allowing the sections to interleave in different orders. A five-sided design is cut into the back of the leather cover. Colin Frazer cites that the book is the artifact of an experimental adventure. After a week of exploration and camping in the woods and swamps of northern Florida, he tried to represent the spirit of the natural world through color and pattern. The sound composition is a soundtrack that is unique to each book. It re-creates a treasury of sounds the artist experienced during his trip and his translation of it into an electronic form.