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Always at the Threshold, hand-stitched unbound accordion text block in a clamshell case, photogravure and letterpress, 25.5 × 30.5 × 2 cm (closed clamshell), 21.5 × 168 cm (expanded accordion), 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of embossed letterpress title sheet and closed text block sitting in clamshell case, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of text page 6, polymer plate letterpress, 21.5 × 28 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of image one, photogravure, image size 12.5 × 12.5 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of image two, photogravure, image size 15 × 19 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of image three, photogravure, image size 16 × 24 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of image four, photogravure, image size 15 × 17 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of image five, photogravure, image size 12.5 × 12.5 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of text page 1, polymer plate letterpress, 21.5 × 28 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of text page 2, polymer plate letterpress, 21.5 × 28 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of text page 3, polymer plate letterpress, 21.5 × 28 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of text page 4, polymer plate letterpress, 21.5 × 28 cm, 1997

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Always at the Threshold, detail of text page 5, polymer plate letterpress, 21.5 × 28 cm, 1997

This piece is an acknowledgement of patterns and cycles. The text and images manifest the fundamental need for routine while admitting the resulting confinement. As soon as one set of habits is broken, a new one begins, creating an endless cycle.