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Wilber "Chip" Schilling, Indulgence Press
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Half Life/Full Life

Half Life/Full Life is an exploration of the atomic age, the Doomsday Clock, and simultaneous, irrelevant cultural events. The book is a timeline from the first atomic bomb test through each change in the Clock marking the estimated time until total annihilation of humankind. The images are industrial and post-apocalyptic, suggesting climatic impacts. The book is bound with dry mount adhesive and is a variation on a Claire Van Vliet structure. The binding strip is printed letterpress on Tyvek, the pages are Epson printed using Ultrachrome inks. The photographs and book production are by Wilber “Chip” Schilling. 4 x 5 x 0.75 inches, 10 x 12.5 x 2 centimeters. Created 2009.

Wilber “Chip” Schilling is the artist/owner of Indulgence Press, creating fine press books, artists’ books, broadsides, and prints since 1992; specializing in design, photography, letterpress printing, and binding; often accepting commissions and working in collaboration with other artists. Schilling earned a BA in history and photography from Clark University (Worcester, Massachusetts, 1985) and an MFA in book arts and printmaking from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, 1994). His work has been extensively exhibited. For example, Surplus Value Books #13 is showing through May 2009 in Breaking with Convention: Avant Garde Artist’s Books at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Institutions such as the British Library, the New York Public Library, the Getty Center, the Library of Congress, Harvard, Yale, Wellesley, and the Whitney Museum of American Art collect his work. Schilling served as president of the Ampersand Club (Minnesota’s bibliophilic society) and was a member of the Artist Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and a faculty member at the College of Visual Arts. His work is featured in the 2008 publications 500 Handmade Books (Lark Books), Fresh Impressions: Letterpress Printing in Contemporary Art (Oregon College of Art and Craft), and book art object (Codex Foundation). Website at