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Project Statement

by J. Drucker


Like all of Laxson's work, this project combines personal iconography and handwriting, an eclectic range of styles in image and text production, personal history and commentary on the culture. The idiosyncratic graphic vocabulary Laxson has developed through her corpus of print, drawing, and book work continues to expand. Her imagination and creative energies are prodigious. The result is that she is one of the striking chonricler-narrators in the field, using her own voice and channeling others in her work.

Wheeling

Ruth Laxson

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Agents

Ruth Laxson

type: initiating

role:
artist
author
binder
designer
printer
publisher
typographer

dates:
birth: 192?-??-00

note: I believe Ruth Laxson is well into her 80s at the time of this writing, 2007, but I am not sure of her birthdate. [J. Drucker]


Publication Information

publisher: Ruth Laxson, Press 63 Plus

dates:
publication: 1992-00-00

publication history: This is the only edition of this work. [J. Drucker]

Aesthetic Profile

movement:
concrete poetry (AAT)
conceptual (AAT)
postmodern (AAT)

subject:
concrete poetry (LCSH)
Car culture.

themes: Car culture and its destructive force. [J. Drucker]

content form:
journals (AAT)
prose poems (AAT)
collage (local)
experimental text (local)

inspiration: Observations on the development of car culture. [J. Drucker]

related works: H20 and 100 Years of Lex Flex, and other works by Ruth Laxson. [J. Drucker]

other influences: Events in her personal life. [J. Drucker]

community: none [J. Drucker]

note: Laxson is truly sui generis, and though her work may have developed in a community of artists in Atlanta, it has a unique character distinct from any group or school. [J. Drucker]

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