I was interested in the tradition of books as handmade objects containing carefully constructed worlds within. I spent time working with a bookbinder to learn to make books. This piece is composed of three of those books. Carefully I went through each one, cutting away paper in concentric circles to form round caves. Nestled inside each is a small ball of text that has been wound from excised found text fragments. The pieces encourage interaction and engagement. Often viewers are surprised when they open the books to find delicate spools that roll out and animate the piece.
Text cut-outs and hand-bound books, a series of three, 2007. Viewers were required to open books to discover the text spheres and able to handle them.