Artist Books

 

Hot Pursuit is a catalog of Sabra Booth’s mid-career art retrospective at Bihl Haus Arts, an art space in San Antonio, Texas. The catalog details her art from over a decade, addressing climate change. Topics include animal mutations, the fossil fuel industry, global warming, and coral reef degradation. Her strategies for engaging viewers range from beauty to humorous satire. Booth’s work is in the collections of prominent institutions like MIT, the Fulbright Center in Helsinki, Finland, and the Brooklyn Arts Council Print Portfolio. She is represented in New York by Central Booking, an arts organization focused on artist’s books and science based projects.The book or a downloadable PDF are available for purchase from Blurb. Note: The 3D virtual exhibition can be viewed at Bihl Haus Arts: Hot Pursuit: A Visual Commentary on Climate Change.

   In the project Slick, I examine the possible effects of the BP oil spill on the Gulf Coast. In the summer of 2010, I made a trip to Louisiana where I observed the situation firsthand. I shot a film short using stop motion animation on several state park beaches and bayous near the affected areas. A clip from the film can be viewed at Animations: Slick. Later, I also made a limited edition book that is printed on rubber gaskets used in petroleum refineries. The book comes in a metal film cannister with a DVD. Proceeds from sales will partially go to non-profit environmental organizations. Note: More images of this book can be seen on the Special Projects: Slick.