Accordion structure, hand-cut inkjet prints with decorative sewing on Arches cover paper; commercial bookcloth on cover with handmade polymer plate imprint ( medium )
3.25 in. x 3.25 in. x 5 in.
Cord chronicles the life span of an autumn leaf as winter slowly drains it of vibrant pigment. The leaves are hand-cut pigment inkjet prints of digitally scanned leaves. Decorative hand sewing spells out the text of the book, stitches the leaves to the accordion, and visually links the sequence. The cord attempts to connect and repair, but in the transience of life, sometimes things break and fray beyond mending.