Clay: Themes and Variations from Ancient Mesopotamia imaginatively reworks sixty ancient texts in a multiplicity of styles, reflecting the marvelous variety of the source materials and their inextinguishable relevance in the modern world. The first part of Clay includes tales that have become familiar from other sources: two creation narratives, the Mesopotamian flood story and Gilgamesh. The second part explores themes of sexual love, marriage, birth, death and atonement.
The book was written by Paul Williamson and includes 129 original images by artist Debbie Loftus. The design was provided by Simon Esterson and Leo Field at Esterson Associates.Domaine Text Regular is used across the whole publication. Grey board cover, five stocks across two sections, digitally printed at Pureprint, 340×260mm, 210 pages. Published by Festival O/Modernt.