the artifact, the art, a starting point


First the artifact:


                    (from Sarabande Books; buy here)                    


If you have this already, good. It will be a thread. If not, consider this a push  before you push on into the networked edifice, which is not the same as the paper 
edifice. Don't get me wrong. Both are products of the brain. They're both labyrinths. The walls and the monsters differ. Some are real. Some are not. Some are mythological, which is like real but is not.

In this wall you notice a brick loose. On the brick there is an image of a star.