M in a Box
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Paper, pigment ink, cloth bindery. 9.75x 8.25x 0.50 inches. 24 pages. Open edition.
These photographs are from real times & places. They are real photo fiction. And yet these photos are clearly my internal island’s reality. Marilyn, my mother in these images, is young and old as one can be before death at her age of twenty-four. I was only two years old when she died. These photographs move through her time and space much like my own emotional recall & compression of my expecting a mother’s presence. I am only sure she came before me. She looks at herself and others in many of the photos, not as some judgmental soothsayer, but much as that silent voice that talks to us when we are actually filling in the words and validating that expected voice. A well of sadness exists here in many images as her coffin appears in almost all the photographs.This is a simple book with a paper wrap and each image presented one per page and two full bleed spreads contain single images. Each image is a combination of multiple images numbering from 3 to 9 subset images. A portfolio, M in a Box, contain all the images of the book.
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