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My book collecting habit began in childhood, driven by the goal to complete the entire set of Nancy Drew hard covers, and the delight found in fancy boxed gift sets by my favorite authors. I continue to acquire books not only for their content and prose, but also for their sensual and aesthetic qualities. My collection includes other people’s diaries, scrapbooks, sketchbooks, and photo albums. I am drawn to books that reveal a stranger’s experiences and memories. Many of the books and albums contain collections of ephemera that reveal a lifetime of stories. These books often provide a glimpse into the life of another person and another time. Nowadays, relocating and dodging piles of books is a daily domestic occurrence, one that my family has grown comfortably accustomed to. Some of the images in The Bibliophill¬ia Series are an exploration of relationships between these piles of books. The arrangements are intended to spark recognition, ignite memory, or invoke a presence. Some compositions are designed to celebrate the books’ sculptural qualities, in which the books never quite reveal their original purpose. Other times a title, such as “French Guidebooks” or “Summer Reading,” groups a collection. Once the books are shelved, these relationships are broken.
Photography:Photo on Paper
Artist Produced Limited Edition of:1
Size:20 W x 24 H x 0.1 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Living and working in Chicago. Current obsessions include: investigating the narrative and drama of the everyday object, historical artifacts, and The Search for Amelia Earhart
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