a Book of Longing
A Book of Longing is a fold-out artist's book that explores the complicated knot of emotional longing and sexual desire. It conjures up memories and fantasies; it represents tokens of affection and objects of yearning; it evokes interaction with the lover, the self and the lover-in-one's-self. Personal effects, sexual joinings, clasped hands, candy hearts, gestural portraits and a poetic text, appear in succession and combination as the pages of the bookwork are unfolded, inviting the viewer to consider different layers of experience and understanding. A subtle and evocative rhythm is created through the use of images in series and a loosely narrative format. The bookwork is eight pages (recto and verso) with cover page, credits page and cover. The original edition of A Book of Longing was screenprinted on paper and hand-bound on dyed vellum tapes.