Gabriel Orozco, Black Feather, 2015
Issue 26 is by internationally renowned visual artist Gabriel Orozco. Known for his investigations into circularity, cycles, rotation, spinning, and movement, Orozco is, perhaps not surprisingly, also an avid boomerang thrower. His issue fuses his art and his sport by taking the form of a wooden boomerang. Orozco’s sleek, black, lightweight design, aptly named “Black Feather”, is based on a design by the late German thrower, Volker Behrens. According to Orozco, “New boomerangs are usually based on other boomerang designs, in a kind of evolving generational fashion.”
Orozco’s boomerangs were manufactured in the USA by Leggacy Boomerangs, whose president also happens to be a board member of the United States Boomerang Association. Each one was individually silkscreened on the front and laser-etched on the back. There are both right-handed and left-handed models. The boomerang comes with a limited-run fold out poster and exclusive interview with the artist on the subject of boomerangs. Like all Thing issues, it is packaged in a custom-made box.
Medium: Boomerang made from aircraft-grade birch, Individually silkscreened on the front, Laser-etched on the back
Edition of 1000
Includes limited run fold-out poster
This Gabriel Orozco limited edition is available at The Thing Quarterly