The Assignment


Margarita Kloss
Sarah Plotkin
San Francisco, CA

Title: May 4, 5:03 a.m.

Number of Copies in Edition: Open Edition
Size: 5 x 8.25 x 0.125 inches
Number of Pages: 8

Medium: Ink jet printed on Canson Card and Thai Mulberry

Price: $50

To purchase, please contact Laura at 23 Sandy Gallery.

The Assignment

Create an eight-page book that explores the duration of time – physically (i.e. seconds, hours, days, years, etc.) or in some other mode such as dreams, suspended moments, or a time in your life (i.e. childhood, adolescence, etc.).

Artist Statement

In 1995, Carole Maso published “Ava,” a book that transcribes what takes place in a woman’s consciousness in the moments before dying.  We used Ava as a starting point for the assignment on time.

May 4, 5:03 a.m. imagines the movements of consciousness before dying in a collage of glimpsed images, sensory fragments, and word memories.




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