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Obvert, hand bound bookwork with accordion structure, photogravure and letterpress, 28.5 × 21 × 1 cm (closed) and 43 × 140 cm (expanded), 1997

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Obvert, detail of image one, photogravure, and text page one, letterpress, 27 × 40 cm, 1997

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Obvert, detail of images two and three (folded), photogravures, 27 × 40 cm, 1997

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Obvert, detail of image three, unfolded, 42.5 × 20 cm, 1997

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Obvert, detail of images three and four, photogravures, 27 × 40 cm, 1997

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Obvert, detail of text page two, letterpress, and image five, photogravure, 27 × 40 cm, 1997

In this work, I am exploring how the ordinary can so easily become the extraordinary. Initially, the images and text describe a childhood memory of interior space inverting but then as one moves through the book and closer to the spaces, the shift between normal and odd occurs via representations of tactile sensations.