Michael Raines Bookshirt, page 1
Michael Raines's bookshirt consists of 3 pages from Raines's upcoming photobook Ugly Fingers, printed on 3 separate shirts. Ugly Fingers follows strange and mutating tree creatures primarily in the Pasadena and Altadena area.
What is a bookshirt? A book that’s a shirt. Much like a fish growing legs and walking on land, so too the page must grow legs and learn to walk around. The bookshirt is an experiment in imagining a book as a shirt. How does a poem change when it follows you through your day, when you read it waking up, backwards through a mirror?