02 December 2012

Presence and Absence

I collected the vintage photolithograph pages over the course of several trips to Argosy Bookstore in New York City. I was intrigued by the ghost chairs but was unsure what to do with them. They sat in my flat-file for a long time. Recently they worked their way into an accordion book. Each panel is hand-stitched with silk thread. It took forever.

I loved the stitching on the reverse of the panels, so I let it remain uncovered.

hand-stitching on vintage photolithographs 
8 page accordion structure with hardcovers, unique edition 
7.75 x 44" opened 

copyright Kate Castell 2012

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