To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, HURRICANE features powerful images that Fellman captured immediately following this devastating storm’s touchdown at the Tamiami airport. The book encapsulates a defining moment in Miami’s history and conveys the widespread damage that was inflicted across South Florida. Fellman’s photographs attempt to decipher the resulting metal maze of interlocking iron sheets, consequently uncovering new designs imposed by nature in Andrew’s forceful wake.
Handbound in an embossed metallic cover punctured with actual bolts and rivets, this artist’s book is evocative of an airplane wing twisted into a mass of metal, encouraging the viewer to physically engage with its content. Accompanied by essays by New York Times art critic Vicki Goldberg and Bryan Norcross, then chief meteorologist for WTVJ-NBC, HURRICANE communicates the devastation experienced and imparts the memories and wisdom left behind by this epic storm. EXILE is pleased to add HURRICANE to our roster of artist’s books, as we strive to amplify Miami’s unique voice to express our distinct tropical ethos.
EXILE Editions, Miami, FL, 2017
Designed by Elia Khalaf
Edition of 100 artist’s books, signed & numbered