WASH, RESIDUAL, and WAVERING are the three projects that formed my Book Art & Creative Writing MFA thesis exhibition in November, 2015.
WASH explores the substance of water from multiple perspectives: historical, poetical, and comparative in relation to water’s polar opposite, oil. The book addresses water as both a politically charged entity and as a metaphor for one side of a dichotomous relationship.
WASH‘s sister book, RESIDUAL, examines the other side of oil/water dichotomy. RESIDUAL is also the culmination of an experiment that lead to the creation of a previous book, Residue.
WAVERING is an installation of two translucent, screen printed curtains. During the exhibition, the curtains created a transparent field that activated a separation between the two artist’s books, but also allowed, even highlighted, a conversation between them. The installation was transparent enough that each side beckoned towards the other.