Shadows: The Movie Stills
By Joyce Cutler-Shaw
San Diego, California: Joyce Cutler-Shaw, 2007. Edition of 4.

15 x 5" closed; extends to 15 x 61"; 12 unnumbered pages. Digital prints on museum board. Fan fold structure. Black paper-covered boards. Housed in black paper covered letterfold box with bone and leather closure.

Joyce Cutler-Shaw: "The skeleton and its shadows, the most durable and ephemeral traces of the human body, evoke the hidden and mysterious self. The skeleton is our primary human structure, our armature. Human evolution is written in the fossil traces of that skeletal structure. [I have] an extensive series of skeleton drawings, enlarged mylar wall works and dimensional wall collages. … [I approach] the body as a matrix of the human condition and the study of its territory as a geography."

This book comes from Shadows Movie, 2007 — what the artist calls a "drawing movie" from The Skeleton and Shadow drawing series. The movie (3 minute DVD on loop) can be seen at

This work is an offshoot of Anatomy Lesson: Unveiling the Fasciculus Medicinae by Johannes de Ketham (Robin Price, Printer and Publisher, 2004)