James the Rat King Artists Book

James the Rat King artists book, 2016,
Digital print with encaustic cover
from lithograph and created rhyme 7x10cm

James the Rat King Artists Book narrates the tale of an outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in the January school holidays in 1907. The site was Garnett’s Grocers Store on James St at New Farm, 16 were infected with the virus, 11 were school children. During the investigation of the site, floorboards were lifted to find skeletonised rats and a perfect place for a rat king to fester. James the Rat King is a gothic fiction, almost too ghastly to be real, born out of the factual events of 1907. This artists book accompanies the James the Rat King Diptych


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April 16, 2017