The Library of Loss, 2007 - 2008
The Library of Loss focuses on an underlying loss or absence whether it is in the form itself or personal grief. In Chapter 1: Beyond Repair, I emphasize the stained covers and the folded pages – all the characteristics that make a book an object not merely a collection of words. They are no longer pristine; they are rejected and undervalued in their current condition. Chapter 2: The Great Divide features books encased in resin that reference incidents leading up to separation and the splitting of possessions. Future chapters in The Library of Loss will contain sculptural objects and conceptual works. I am interested in the exploration of identity in the books we own and also the memory of what we were reading during significant times in our lives.