Mark




MITHRIDATISM

8.5 x 11 IN.  /  EDITION OF 3


Book Design. Letterpress. Typography. Installation.








This piece is constructed from two parallel tales: the life of a young woman diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and the tale of infamous Roman emperor Mithridates VI, the first noted practitioner of immunotherapy known for ingesting tiny amounts of toxins to build up a tolerance should he be poisoned by his enemies. The stories are structured chronologically in the form of a digitally-designed medical log that tracks the evolution of the woman’s condition. Letterpressed into the pages are analogous occurrences from the life of Mithridates.

︎  This piece was displayed as an installation in the Spring Undergraduate Exhibition at the Sullivan Galleries in Chicago, IL. (March 2018)

︎  Mithridatism was juried and selected to be included in the 2nd edition of For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors & Students by Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha Chiplis. It will be published by Bloomsbury LLC (London) in 2019.









         







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