Publisher: Truxton, New York: LENA Publications, 2013
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 111184
First edition, first printing. Signed by Jensen verso the title page and on a strip of metallic tape affixed to the outer aluminum foil wrapper. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards with spine bound in silver metallic paper; with crinkled aluminum foil wrapper with title and artist's signature hand signed on tipped-in title plate of metallic tape; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Thilde Jensen. Afterword by Jennifer Wood. Includes four laid-in sheets with text. 156 pp., with 71 four-color plates. 10-5/8 x 11-5/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1500 copies.
New in New dust jacket.
From the publisher: "In 2003 a sudden development of severe Environmental Illness forced Thilde Jensen to leave her life in New York City. The ensuing years were a lesson in basic survival. Retreating to the woods for sanctuary, Jensen would have to wear a respirator whenever she returned to civilization. To her surprise, an otherwise invisible subculture of people who shared this isolated existence began to emerge.
She later travelled the desert of the American Southwest, where many with Environmental Illness live as refugees from a chemical and electrical world they can no longer inhabit. The Canaries is an intimate journey through a hypersensitive dimension of reality, where old cars, aluminum foil, masks and home-made phones become key necessities for survival. The book is an authentic photographic documentation of life on the edge of modern civilization, but reads almost as fiction set in the borderland between dream and nightmare."