Clowns Dancing on a Tank
an art book by Hank Brusselback & Brad Armstrong
CLOWNS DANCING ON A TANK , an artist book that offers an old painter’s reaction to his country’s floundering in the tarpits of fear and lies, the story of looking for a response and finding mockery, chagrin, and some compassion.
It’s a grand medium, the artist book and mostly ignored. I have done 12 of them, one about crying pesidents, some about dreams of grandeur, one about raising my son alone. Large canvases and sculptures are nice, but nothing is as sweet as making these small books. It’s a form that is both huge and tiny, rapacious and squashed. ...Hank Brusselback