Tenuous Connections

Of the four ‘pillow books’, this one comes closest to be purely sculptural as it is not interactive, although it can be ‘read’ as you scan its surface and the image of a house appears and disappears.

Tenuous Connections

Print Gocco on tulle, silk, cotton, Polyfil
2008
31" x 22"

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Part of a series of ‘pillow books’ about our tenuous hold on our memories. I chose the pillow form as a metaphor for memories because they cradle our heads (the physical repository of our memories) when we sleep (the time when our memories are formed).

The images are Gocco printed on tulle, a very loose mesh of netting material. When a single printed layer of tulle is viewed, the image is barely visible. But when several layers of the printed tulle are stacked and registered, the image appears. Again, much like ideas that need to be frequently reinforced in order to form a strong memory.