Nu descendant un escalier
Artist's Book 2015

The Brief: ISTD Student Assessment Scheme – The Rhetoric of Ekphrasis. Find a major work of visual art and a text that responds to it. Typographically explore how the written word construes, infers, adapts, subjugates or enhances the original.

I created this artists’ book using X J Kennedy’s poem Nude Descending a Staircase (1961), which was inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s painting ‘Nu descendant un escalier n° 2’ (1912).