|Title||Forgotten, Lost and Found|
|Artist / Creator||Amandine Nabarra-Piomelli|
|Place of Publication||Italy|
|Image Process||Pigmented digital prints|
|Structure / Binding||A tunnel book in the form of two parallel accordions supported by 6 frame-like panels|
|Paper Stock||Japanese paper|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||5 x 6.5 inches, closed; extends to 9 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented in a custom clamshell box|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Forgotten, Lost and Found is a book of photographs that represents thoughts and feelings, scenes of vivid memories or forgotten experiences. The images inside the tunnel have warm tones of red and yellow which suggest a happy ending. Whereas the stories on the sides of the tunnel have cool tones, green and blue, which represent the issues that haven’t been resolved in life-searching, doubting, and forgetting. The tunnel structure allows for the intertwining of these three aspects. The depth of the book reminds us of the passing of time.
Artist BioAmandine Nabarra-Piomelli is a photographer and book artist who grew up in France and now resides in Irvine, California. Amandine tells us. "I used to think I was a photographer, but I realize now that I am an image-maker. I construct tales of impossible love or of dreams that go beyond what can be expressed in a single image. The photographs become short stories, and they dictate their own form of presentation including installations, artist books or sequences. They are not told necessarily in linear fashion, which vastly increases the number of possible interpretations. I experiment with layering several different images and with a variety of narrative mechanisms. This way, the visual flow of the sequence is altered and normal reading habits are disrupted which allows viewers to blend their thoughts with the images."