This book was originally going to be done in one week. It turned into a summer-long project. Every single aspect of the book fought me. I was constantly cutting, gluing, printing, reprinting and revising. The pacing of the book was delicate and far more complex than I anticipated. It became a book about desiring to be elsewhere, absence, and correspondence.
There is a little bit of everything in these pages: lithographs, monoprints, typewritten text, French stamps from my Grandfather's collection, and fragments of letters from the 1860s.
You can see all of the spreads here.
Assume that This Has Always Been
16 page single signature
mixed media, unique edition
6x12" opened, 6x6" page size
copyright Kate Castelli 2012