Pressure print, sandra-graph, linoleum, photopolymer plates, & hand-set Baskerville type on Mohawk Superfine with UICB Flax Case paper covers ( medium )
7 in. x 5 in.
With text compiled from the diary of an Iowa farmwife, this book explores the narratives projected on found objects and the growing nostalgia for Midwestern farm life. Found at a property auction, the diary contains 14 years of a woman’s life—from 1939 to 1953—in brief entries. A Diary of Days pulls poetry out of these entries, locating themes and beauty in the writer’s plain, domestic language. Direct excerpts of the diary in the form of images of handwriting are printed alongside the culled text set in metal type. As A Diary of Days progresses, the handwriting appears to be erased by time or overshadowed by the imposed narrative of a modern-day reader.
ARTBOUND 2011 Honorable Mention
University of Florida
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