© 2019 annique goldenberg

Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2011 & 2016

Glass, wood, paper, metal. 
Height: 2100 mm - Width: 150 mm - Length: 150 mm
 
to•tem 

 

The written word can be a venerated object, adored with a passion. A link or binding idea for groups of people, both within and across cultural and social distinctions. Is the material form of the written word destined to change, and the book become an object of archival or mythical form only?  A totem.

 

to•tem n.

1. a. An animal, plant, or natural object serving among certain tribal or traditional peoples as the emblem of a clan or family and sometimes revered as its founder, ancestor, or guardian, often having ritual associations

b. A representation of such an object.

c. A social group having a common affiliation with such an object.

2. A venerated emblem or symbol.

Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2011  
small satellite exhibition
 

 

ves·sel           altered book

 

ves·sel  n.

A person regarded as a holder or receiver of something, esp. something nonmaterial:

a vessel of grace;

a vessel of wrath. 

 

Every vessel is an ark.

 

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862),

 

Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2010

steel, books, wood

Pillar

 

ideas

imagination

temporarily

frozen

in

books

perception of control

ideas

imagination

eternal in essence

impossible

to constrain