Reading with Eyes Closed

Recently, the editors of a photography book published an image/poem of mine as a two page spread. A few words of the poem ended up illegible — lost in the crease where the left and right pages met the book’s binding. Inspired by this instance of a digital image taking on a new life when transferred to print, I created compositions intended as two page spreads that deliberately bury words in the book’s inner folds. These images employ the physical format of the book to explore abstract concepts that defy easy articulation such as time, incorporeality, and becoming.

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