A fine artist book in a limited edition of 12, consisting
of 9 etchings and 12 poetic texts exploring the textures
of contemporary narcissism, with particular focus on
how recent technological forms inherit a classical and
Through the acerbic intricacy of Jiri Tibor Novak’s
masterful etchings, and the lyrical ironies of esteemed
Australian writer Gregory Day, ‘a smile at arm’s
length’ surveys the continuities and disjunctures
between the Narcissus figure of classical mythology,
the blown-hand stencils of aboriginal Australia, and the
follies and pleasures of 21st century digital obsessions
with the self-reflected image.
Exposed spine binding, half clamshell box. Set in
Garamond & printed on Zerkall Smooth 145gsm.