As a part of our process in creating the content for our haiku, we created a pages of marks utilizing non-traditional tools. These 30 + pages of marks , I will arrange them for this catalog in connotative and denotative characteristics. I will assemble this marks in a book 6"x9" and bound in a Japanese stab binding format in a horizontal format. I will also arrange my marks in a form of a gradient from structural to a less structural mark. I will scan my marks at high resolution and placed them on a toned paper, perhaps similar to the one I used for my mark making process. There will be 2 marks per page in which it will allow when open for 4 marks to evident on the spread in which the connection between structural and less structural mark be viewed. I will like to title my book: Taxonomy: Configuration of Form. After the cover the table of Contents will list the arrangement and there after the pages of marks will begin for even amount of spreads.
I feel that during the creation of these marks using the medium of ink and using water to toned done the intensity of our marks; is very similar to brush painting. The philosophy of Oriental sumi-e in which the goal" is not to recreate the appearance of the subject but it's soul. " I feel that with these marks the "soul" of the shape is the imprint left in the paper.
For the covers I will use illustration board cover in book cloth :