A Humument is a sustained manipulation and restructuring of W.H. Mallock’s forgotten Victorian novel A Human Document. Working directly on original pages, Tom Phillips eliminates sections of text to reveal residual and previously hidden syntagms.
Tom Phillips <3 Beautiful rain which the rain drops are small letters. Using pages from books and pens which i like. I like the idea that you can make a story or statement with one text and highlighting words or phrases. Creative and unique and makes you look and read between the lines
The concept of hiding and revealing type on the printed page and creating an art object is reminescent of Tom Philips’ treated novel; the humument, in which he drew and painted over 360 pages of dense type. The results of which are brilliant and can be found reproduced online on this excellent website.