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. 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.