Truth–Carl Sagan

Carl Sagan quote–We wish to find the truth, no matter where it lies. But to find the truth we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish
speculation from fact.

Code is modified tap code in a domino format.

Tap Code

Domino Format

The upper portion in stitched is a lighter green than the bottom portion.

Domino Format

Since C and K are typically the same I decided to give K the code 63 (C is 13), comma 85, and period 88.

Unfortunately, when I photographed the piece with my phone, the dark green fiber is difficult to distinguish from the black domino cards.
Completed Piece

Completed Piece

Materials–Paper, Fiber, PVA, Binder Clips

Scale–11” x 35” x 1”

Book–Second Bradbury quote

Ray Badbury quote–There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.




This is the second time I used burnt matches for binary code. The large single matches on a card are spacers between words.

Do the colors of the cards mean anything? Yes, modified Morse code. The layout is the repeated word Read.

Page 1 There is more
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Page 2 than one way
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Page 3 to burn a book
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Page 4 . And the
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Page 5 world is full
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Page 6 of people
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Page 7 running about
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Page 8 with lit
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Page 9 matches.
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Envelope for Notes on Piece
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Materials–Monoprints, rust paper, paper, burnt matches, clip nuts, safety pins, metal, waxed linen, cotton, pit-fired bead.