Bad Luck, Hot Rocks: Conscience Letters & Photographs from the Petrified Forest | Author: Phil Orr
The story of the curse made famous by the hit show Dead to Me.
The Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona protects one of the largest deposits of petrified wood in the world. Despite stern warnings, visitors remove several tons of petrified wood from the park each year, often returning these rocks by mail (sometimes years later), accompanied by a "conscience letter." These letters often include stories of misfortune attributed directly to their theft: car troubles, cats with cancer, deaths of family members, etc. Some writers hope that by returning these stolen rocks, good fortune will return to their lives, while others simply apologize or ask forgiveness. "They are beautiful," reads one letter, "but I can't enjoy them.
They weigh like a ton of bricks on my conscience. Sorry...." Bad Luck, Hot Rocks documents this ongoing phenomenon, combining a series of original photographs of these otherworldly "bad luck rocks" with facsimiles of intimate, oddly entertaining letters from the park's archives.
190 x 210 x 12.7 mm
Utsuwa: Japanese Objects for Everyday Use | Author: Kylie Johnson
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Japanese craft has long been revered for its quality and beauty, and skilled craftwork remains an important part of Japanese life. 'Utsuwa', meaning 'for everyday use', embodies the ethos of...
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Painting isn't as hard as it looks. And it's fun. Whether you're a total beginner or have been painting for years, this indispensable guide cuts through the jargon and provides...
I can draw | Author: Peng
There's no doubt about it: whether you're a newbie or a dab hand, drawing can often be daunting. That's why cartoons are the best place to start! From the co-creator...