Sunday, March 7, 2010

Take With Food Or Milk

Take With Food Or Milk was a miniature (less than an inch long!) coffee-table art book by Jeffrey Scott Holland, each with 36 pages of his original hand-drawn sketches, and no two copies alike.

The hand-drawn book project went through at least two editions, one in 2003 and one in 2004, both for the Creeps Press imprint. Though the miniature books are identical in every way in both editions, one might discern a second edition if it is still in its original cardboard bookmark-shaped packaging. It was sold in this manner at the merch table at Holland's Small Voices show of "microscopic paintings" at the Deatrick Gallery in 2004, and also at subsequent art-sale events like the Cinderblock Gallery's $20-or-less art shows, the St. James Art Fair and the St. James Un-Fair, and the Big Bone Art Show. Still more copies were sold on eBay, and on consignment at Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville.

The objet d'art book had faux-leather vinyl covers with no text or graphics. Some copies of the book had a handwritten title page and frontispiece; others did not.

Despite being widely distributed and sold, no known copies of it have resurfaced in recent years. Neither we nor JSH have a copy of the book in archives.