Peter Wilson writes: "When listening to a person we look at the face, and sometimes lose interest in what is being said to us. If our gaze becomes more intense the face can change, taking on other appearances: sometimes at odds with the meaning and mood intended by the speaker.
"This altered appearance superimposed onto the existing features of the speaker can sometimes be more arresting than the spoken message. It might be considered bad manners to consciously let one's mind drift, but it is an alternative to tedious and repetitive monologues that compete for our attention. The following 22 head arrangements are improvised around this caprice."
This beautifully produced artist's book is a collaboration between the artist Peter Wilson and printer Tony Ward, in which each of the colour separations is a separate lino cut, with each illustration only being completed when the final colour is printed. Thus each of the illustrations in their final form in this book is an original. Peter Wilson, an artist and performance artist, has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and North America, and has works in public collections throughout the UK.
Limited edition of 500 copies of which 100 have a hand printed lino, and are signed and numbered by the artist. Published by Arc Publications, Todmorden and printed by Tony Ward at the Arc & Throstle Press. Laminated card cover. 21.5 x 14.5 cms. Mint.
ISBN 0 902771 96 5