Palms of the Fog

ZINauthor Zin Taylor, publisher Mousse, 1° edition, 80 pp., size 11 x 19 cm, 2013

“Here we are, we’ve arrived on an island jungled with palm trees. Soaring thin trunks, crowned with extended leaves, sway in response to the traveling wind.” So begins the new book by Canadian artist Zin Taylor, a recount of the formative power of music, rock bands, record shops, zines and, mostly, fortuitous encounters. The fog, a metaphor for how elusive memory can be, in its in-between state, is “breath made thick,” and the narratives collected by Taylor echo the structure of a generative cycle, “the ecosystem of the jungle.”

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