I loved making books in college and it's been so gratifying to return back to these roots after all these years.
The idea behind this assemblage of books speaks to the legacy of our names and their lingering energy long after we die. It is comprised of three seperate compartments that house an accordian book and a modified coptic stitched book with leather spine.
The images of the accordian book were printed on film and layered over letterpressed envelopes which held letterpress copper plates of names from the 1940's. By revealing the names underneath through the transparency of the images, the names can be read which allow the memories of that deceased person to return to the surface of remembrance.