Portfolio > Archive 2006 Slip cast book with human hair

book with hair
slip cast book with human hair

In the Archive series, books are painted with clay slip and fired in a kiln so that the actual pages burn out, and a delicate, fossil-like structure remains. Hair is then stitched into the books to function as text or binding. The work explores ideas of containment within the body and the book, text, trace, personal and collective memory.