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Domestic Arcana, hand bound bookwork with concertina binding and gatefold structure. The cover holds a patinated copper plate, images are photogravure and letterpress text, 37.5 × 28.5 × 2 cm (closed), 17 × 17 cm (image size), 1999

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Domestic Arcana, Triptych 1: still life-shrine-pause, photogravure and letterpress, 17 × 17 cm (image size), 1999

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Domestic Arcana, Triptych 2: solitary-shadow-ceremony, photogravure and letterpress, 17 × 17 cm (image size), 1999

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Domestic Arcana, Triptych 3: revealed-intricacies-mesmerize, photogravure and letterpress, 17 × 17 cm (image size), 1999

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Domestic Arcana, Triptych 4: crawl-between-memories, photogravure and letterpress, 17 × 17 cm (image size), 1999

This book work is a series of word and image triptychs. Objects and places that collide with human domestic activity rebound into enigmatic realms of fetish, artifact, and ceremony. In this work, the everyday is a poetic experience.