i’ve recently been working on a new line of zines with some unique properties

        starting with my photo of a rainbow                             (or my drawing of a rainbow)

i make a series of copies of the image, with each new image 10 degrees further along the “hue” spectrum (as defined by photoshop) from the prior image, repeating this process through the 360 degree hue spectrum (as defined by photoshop), with the final image 10 degrees on the hue spectrum from the original image.  i line these up in sequence across the 36 inch sheet of

paper that i print on, creating multiple rows to trace through the hue variations.

i print these on a big piece of paper, cut them into strips, and fold them into an accordion, seeming multiple panels to create tiny, 72-page (or 144-page, in gross subeditions) cascading accordions.

that may be played, as shown above, somewhat like a cross between a flipbook and a slinky

i loved these objects so much that i wanted to make a more share-able version.  and so i made a fold-it-yourself template with instructions for making a rainbow accordion, and yet another gift from our sun.

i’m also publishing a cascading accordion by Hilary Pecis http://www.hilarypecis.com/explosion%28s%29.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0

in 2013 i made a notecard with a rainbow printed on one side and an inverted rainbow printed on the other side (example shown side by side). inverting flips the hue by 180 degrees and also flips black/white. the resulting inverted rainbow is also softer (and for me has a feel of graphics from the 1970s).

inverted rainbow (hue variations)

wip cascading accordion (open edition) (hoping to release at LAABF2017)


in an effort to make a more affordable/accessible cascading accordion (to share the idea with more people and hopefully help propagate this form), i am making a new hue variation cascading accordion. i started with a photo i took of a rainbow (cropped full frame at a point where the rainbow is mostly horizontal), inverted this rainbow, stitched together a series of 30 hue variations of that inverted rainbow (every 12 degrees of the 360 degree hue circle), creating a 3 inch high by 120 inch wide print, which i folded into a 60 page accordion book that animates, when played as a cascading accordion, showing the inverted rainbow bleed into a rainbow and back.