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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, 19.5 × 13.1 × 1.5 cm (closed dimension), 19 × 25.4 cm (page spread), 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, view of wrapper, 19.5 × 13.1 × 1.5 cm (closed dimension), 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, view of closed book, 19.5 × 13.1 × 1.5 cm (closed dimension), 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, printed in letterpress, view of title page, 19 × 12.7 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of first page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of second page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of third page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of fourth page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of fifth page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of sixth page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of seventh page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of eighth page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of ninth page spread, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

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Tea Ceremonies (text by Matthew Hollett), hand-bound accordion artist’s book with folded paper cover and wrapper, images printed in photogravure and lithography, text printed in letterpress, view of colophon, 19 × 25.4 cm, 2016

Tea Ceremonies is a collaboration with Newfoundland artist and writer, Matthew Hollett. The piece began with Matthew’s text and I then created an image response and designed the book layout and structure. This work celebrates everyday rituals and small ceremonies. The piece explores repetition and sequence in its use of layered text paralleling the way everyday activities leave residue. Text, photogravure images and lithographic tea stains interact in counterpoint throughout the sequence of the book.