Black Book

This piece houses my frustrations toward my family, and my role in the family. These feeling are usually hidden deep in my mind, and rarely make it to the surface. However when these frustrations do surface, they tend to overwhelm and engulf my emotional state. It is hard to step back from these spiraling thoughts. This artist book is a visual representation of this dark area of my mind. This piece is made up of five separate books. The books are bound using a modified Daifutu Cho stab binding, with a wooden dowel in the spine to help the book hold its shape. The books are suspended from the ceiling by the binding. They hang around eye level so the viewer is forced to wade through them to read them all.

Silk Organza and DASS Transfers
20” x 24”
2014