Doubting Thomas

(a tale about location in Los Angeles)
Limited edition
ink jet prints - rag paper
60 pages
8.5 x 11.25"

Lisa Bloomfield
sampled text from
Nancy Krusoe

click on book for sample page

 

Wikipedia defines “doubting Thomas” as a term that is used to describe someone who will refuse to believe something without direct, physical, personal evidence; a skeptic.

I based the  look of this book on the “driving bible for Los Angeles,” the Thomas Bros. Map Guide which in it’s 200+ pages lists every street and freeway in the city. The map shapes in my book are digitally altered pages from the actual map guide. Everyone in Los Angeles carries this book in their car (unless they can afford a gps reader now!)

I sampled text from fiction-writer and friend Nancy Krusoe’s novel in progress, Cellophane.  The novel is about a female character, a jellyfish, who is trying to locate herself physically (her body has no set boundaries) and mentally. I selected about 25 sentences from this novel to create this new piece, which is a loose narrative about a female character thinking about her identity and location in Los Angeles. 

 

 

Now available as a
print on demand book.
34 pages, 7" x 9", $12.00. 

 

Doubting Thomas
(8x10 version - recommended)

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Books by Lisa Bloomfield