In the music industry “covers” refer to two things, the LP dust jacket and re-recording of popular songs by artists other than those who wrote or popularized the song. Album Covers exploits both meanings of the term by physically covering not only disused popular record album sleeves but also the records themselves. Album Covers is a series of 20 unique records and record covers. Each item is a 12” vintage gatefold record cover and record covered with vinyl wallpaper from the 2001 installation Northern Symphony. The wallpaper is an original woodcut print based on beaver gnawed patterning, carved by the artist, and hand printed with vinyl ink on commercial vinyl wallpaper. Each record and sleeve is hand-cut and burnished by hand. The source albums are unique as well as the coverings, and include: Venus and Mars (Wings), Hotel California (The Eagles), Dream Police (Cheap Trick) and Night Flight to Venus (Boney M). Each cover is signed numbered and dated by the artist on the interior of the gatefold.

Album Covers, view of dust jacket with gatefold and record, custom vinyl wallpaper on record and dust jacket

Album Covers, view of front cover  custom vinyl wallpaper on record and dust jacket

Album Covers, view of record, custom vinyl wallpaper on record and dust jacket

Album Covers, interior view of Hotel Califonia gatefold, custom vinyl wallpaper on record and dust jacket

Album Covers, view of dust jacket with gatefold open and record partially removed, custom vinyl wallpaper on record and dust jacket

Album Covers, view with gatefold and record Simple Dreams, custom vinyl wallpaper on record and dust jacket