Media: embroidery thread, xylene transfers, cyanotype photograph, pressed flowers, gold leaf, found photographs, color photography, black and white photography, potassim iodide prints, digital prints, rose oil, vetiver oil, etchings, fabric, pva, tea, coffee, glassen paper, letterpress and screenprints, all within a Henry Longfellow poetry book circa 19th century.
Inspired by cultural customs and general weirdness of the Victorian era, this book acts a visual diary/manifest of the months of October 2015-May 2016. I wanted the experience to be more than just the visual, and rather an experience of multiple senses, including touch and smell. Very much of this book has to do with personal growth and the experience of unexpected love after years of abuse. Much of the imagery is repeated, fragmented, or abstracted. Text is also a component. but often hidden or also fragmented. Some pages fold out un-traditionally, and some text is blind embossed. Every single component of this book has a story or origin very personal to me. This book is also a hollow book, and contains a lock of my hair, as a nod to the Victorian custom of giving a part of yourself to your lover. In this case, I offer myself to the reflection of my experiences in this book. This book is intentionally fragile, vulnerable and cluttered. Love is not easily understood or mapped out but rather a tangled web of uncertainty and chaos.
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