Byron Bay Writer's Festival 2011 & 2016
Glass, wood, paper, metal.
Height: 2100 mm - Width: 150 mm - Length: 150 mm
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.
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
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
perception of control
eternal in essence