Doug Beube

 - Doug  Beube

Kylix Series: Reason S, 2014

Artist Book  
8 x 5.25 x 3.25 in

altered book, wood stand original book title is, ‘The Dreams of Reason,’ by Heinz R. Pagels published in 1988

Traditionally, drinking wine from a kylix reveals various decorated figures after the choice of vintage is consumed. Metaphorically, using a book instead of ceramic ware, text is swallowed and information and knowledge within the book is ingested. By transforming a codex into a container or kylix for someone to acquire as artwork is a form of consumption and hopefully is as sweet as any libation. Sometimes information and knowledge is held up to our lips as truth and at other times it may be elusive and pass through our mouths and minds like a sieve.