Edition of 10
6 ⅜” x 3 ¼” x 1” (12 panels)
Accordion configuration with enclosures and removable card inserts. Images and map created from historical documents, photographs, multi-media collage and stamped text. Wood for book covers harvested from the site.
Archival Paper, Ink, Linen Thread, Twine, Glue
Redbud twig fastener and untreated Walnut book covers
This book of musings is a narrative of archaeological discoveries and historical echoes. Seeds of this project germinated from the gradual discovery of pottery shards emerging from the soil of a garden. These artifacts, remnants of another era, began to tell a story – perhaps fictional, but rooted in the facts of the past. The site plan references a transect, commencing at a high elevation manor home, descending past the garden foundation where the artifacts were unearthed, crossing a bottom land creek, and concluding at a woodland cemetery. This path, etched by enslaved individuals who inhabited this former plantation site, now reads as a palimpsest, retraced with a contemporary notation.