Cloud Gazing is a debut phonebook by Holly Rae Jones which leads us through a dreamy and hedonistic world scattered with clues of the decadence of the past.
Vending machines dispensing only bouquets of flowers, karaoke booths with ancient patterned wallpaper, sun-bleached Hollywood shop window displays. These images - at times bordering on kitsch - are fascinated with tired consumerism and have a sad but celebratory quality to them. Nothing is straightforward in the world that Jones crafts; she asks the viewer whether the clouds they are gazing at are a picture of clouds or a picture of a picture of clouds.
Bronze Age Editions, 80pp, 19cm x 26cm, paperback, 2023, 300 copies only