After making the booklets, there was one of the images I had made that attracted me more than the others. I don’t think it’s the prettiest one, far from it, but it is the one that I find more interesting than the rest.
I didn’t want to spend time making a book with images that I like if I could spend it searching for a way to translate the image I found the most interesting into something that already meant more to me from the start.
So I put the book idea aside and went ahead with the ‘12 hours’ image.
What I made is an A3 ‘book’ with 12 pages. The pages are bound together with string in one quire. Every page is identical except for one small dot that’s falling down.
The text reads: ‘the 747 appears at first as a small, brilliant white light, a star dropping towards earth. It has been in the air for 12 hours.’
The quire is glued on a piece of wood. I used wood for two reasons. The first one is to give the whole strength, so the big papers don’t fold onto themselves and fall down. The second is so the whole is lifted a bit off the table it is put down, to make it look like it‘s floating in the air.