Doctor Mister Miracles's Guide to Miracle-Making

Doctor Mister Miracles's Guide to Miracle-Making: A Manual (Abridged)
2013
ed. of 100 copies, 8.5" x 5.5"
commercially printed; saddle-stapled pamphlet
$16 + $4 s/h (in the U.S.)
Please contact me for purchase information.

Doctor Mister Miracles (a.k.a. Mr. Miracles; Miracle Man) is a round little enigma in a suspiciously familiar hat which shall not be named for fear of prosecution. He shows up periodically to embody my own and readers' inchoate ambitions and devilishly mischievous tendencies. He has trampled cities, journeyed to the afterlife and back, delivered a commencement address that he borrowed from a more famous author (with the author's generous permission), and rescued a clinically dead river through his avatars on Earth.

In Doctor Mister Miracles's Guide to Miracle-Making, he partially interprets a Chinese text into Enochian, the language of the angels discovered in the 17th century by English naturalist/miraclist, John Dee. I've partially translated the Enochian in turn (with the benefit of no knowledge of the language) into English.

I created the original edition by disassembling five old acupuncture manuals, altering the pages, and then reassembling them into five copies of a transformed book. This larger edition consists of my favorite version of each page, scanned and then commercially printed by a local printshop in Chapel Hill, NC.

Currently available for sale from the artist, at the Bull's Head Bookshop at UNC-Chapel Hill, and at Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC.