Ulysses Project Current Work

Last Line Pole 38.
Here is the last line, rather end of the book. I started October 30, 2011 and finished October 30, 2013. Joyce finished the book On October 30, 1921. It took him seven years to write it, it took me two years to put it on poles. I used the true first edition that Sylvia Beach published in Paris and included all the typos. It has been an experience. The Poles are currently standing around my Bindery.

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Star of David over Dublin.
I knew as I was writing away that Joyce had to have imposed a Star of David over the City of Dublin. It made all the sense in the world to me. I finally found the points, Molly told me almost near the last page. The points are the places the Blooms' lived, plus the upper right point, North Richmond Street, where the Joyce Family lived on the eventful day of June 16, 1904. The Map and Key to the Map is Part Two of "The Key to the Poles."

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Key to the Poles.
I have completed a book called Key To The Poles. Part One: Each pole has 16 'cels' ( 4 pages). The first cel has the first line in it and then I measured down 9" and wrote that line in the next cel and so on, with the last cel containing the last line on the pole.

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Another Proposal.
Had this idea to weave long mylar foot wide sheets between the poles to create one long 'binding'. This is just a quick trial.

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Pole Stand Ideas.
Playing around with ways to show the poles. Seems they can stand upright just fine in a hole drilled into a 4x4.

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Poles.
More random Pole shots.

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Pictures of Poles
Just some Pole shots.

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A bunch of Poles.
I think there is about 33 here.

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Proposal One
The first of a series of drawing of Proposals for Gallery viewing.

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30 poles
This does not look like 30 poles. I am making covers/sheaths for them. But it is 30 poles. Another 8 or 9 to go. Note how the didgereedoo has joined them.

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Ulysses

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Ulysses

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Ulysses

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Ulysses
I am writing James Joyse's version of Ulysses on seven foot by two inch wooden ship dowels. I predict there will be 38 in total. The pens are archival. water proof, sun resistant. The poles are lightly washed and sanded before I begin. I am also taking some photos. And also writing/drawing a book on various ways to display them.

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Homage to J. G. Ballard
Seven foot pole with hand written short story, Say Goodbye to the Wind, by Ballard. Shown in the Mail Letter show at Shoshanna Wayne Gallery, 20011. Set in post set.

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