Saturday, April 21, 2012
TITLE PAGE OF ACCORDION BOOK
These photos don't show that the profile and the lettering are gold (the close-up on the left is better). If the profile is reminiscent of masks on Egyptian sarcophagi that's because it's intentional. Not only do I have a thing about ancient Egypt but I was thinking metaphorically: the masks of identity, individuality, personality hiding something impossible to pin down. All the images in the book are really just symbols and the memories they represent have been given substance on these accordion-folded pages but they will eventually turn to dust.