Genealogy of the Short Story
12 x 5 x 5 in
Blown and cast glass, wood base
The intricate works of Tim Tate function as transparent reliquaries of forgotten (or soon-to-be forgotten) pieces of human culture. Made from blown and cast glass, these works preserve the memory of typewriters, books, old IBM Selectric type elements (golf ball- sized metal inserts, containing a keyboard of type in various fonts) and even bookreaders themselves, an endangered species in a virtual world where type is relegated to an image on a screen.