Loose Joints Studio

Loose Joints Publishing

Heaven is a Prison by Mark McKnight is an exploration of queer intimacy with and within the austere terrain of Southern California’s high desert. In a poetic sequence oscillating between the literal and the figurative, between violence and affection, a solitary pair of copulating protagonists appear both liberated and bound by their intimacies and the expanse in which they are depicted.

We connected McKnight's voyeuristic and expressive series through a book that requires physically ripping and penetrating it's sealed, printed cloud exterior. Inside, rippling sugar-paper pages chapterise McKnight's poetic stanzas of sexuality, landscape and spirituality.