My work seeks to understand the quality and power of Home—to grasp the practices of how we live and how it influences the skills we learn, resilience we acquire, its role in our identity and the happiness we hopefully find. I reuse, remake and rethink the materials and skills of my domestic life. Through the simple pleasure of labor, I transform the goods and skills of both Home and Book Arts making visible the beauty and power of each. The things I make lure the viewer to touch, handle and feel, inciting a personal yet conceptual response. Hygge is the Scandinavian practice of taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, everyday things more meaningful, beautiful or special. This book is a manifestation of this practice through the lens of my materials and experience.
|Place of Publication||Portland, Oregon|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Pop-up book with tealight. Presented in a lidded box|
|Paper Stock||Handmade paper using my family's worn out clothing|
|Number of Pages||4 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||10.5 x 3 x 7.5 inches closed.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 5|
|Signed and Numbered?||Signed and numbered edition|