December 1: The Hunt


    © 2009
  • Dimensions (in inches): 9 x 4.5 x 4.75
  • Materials:wood, leather, metronome, mica, steel, magnet, paper, acrylic, tyvek, laserprint
  • Collection of: University of Denver, Penrose Library, Special Collections


December 1: The Hunt is a 12 panel accordion housed in a functional wind-up metronome case fitted with a custom lid of wood and leather. The text block is laserprint transfer on tinted tyvek with covers of paper wrapped steel. The steel enables magnets to hold the book vertically inside the lid when closed. The outside cover is adorned with mica and a hand painted label. Threaded posts and nuts hold the lid in place when closed. Text by Cole Swensen, design and fabrication by Alicia Bailey.
December 1: The Hunt originally published in Such Rich Hour © 2001 Cole Swensen
to every animal its animal animal rhythm the regular to rhigulum To build a metronome (rest a counterpulse) (set) offset, for instance pending, suspended in its always as long as Count them. But it’s the heart that does that. That’s its job; it counts every instance of an animal’s life and almost makes it equal