'Orphan' by Sam Winston is a new addition to the ACA Library Artist’s Book Collection.
"Since 1999 I collated scraps of paper, diary notes and typed word document all pertaining to this one idea I was trying to express through a story
And when in 2010 I finally did reach a final draft, I also realised I had generated a history of documents that said something about the process of writing itself.
For Orphan I wanted to present both my final tale and show the archaeology of that writing process. By cutting out the words from my previous drafts I created clouds of text that I could use as the ‘typeface’ for my final draft. It is a book in which you have both the story and it’s history presented on the same page.” - Artist’s Statement
In addition to Orphan, the ACA Library acquired following of Winston’s works:
Made up True Story - 6 sheet folio / artist book (silkscreen final page)
Arc Editions catalogue
New Yorker magazine letterpress print
Dictionary Story trade edition