Portfolio > Inscription Series

Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Rubaiyat
Bronze, Silver, book cover with inscription
2013
Mornings in Florence
Sterling silver, fine silver, pearls, book cover
2013
Mornings in Florence
Sterling silver, fine silver, pearls, book cover
2013
Mornings in Florence
Sterling silver, fine silver, pearls, book cover
2013
Mornings in Florence
Sterling silver, fine silver, pearls, book cover
2013
Mornings in Florence
Sterling silver, fine silver, pearls, book cover
2013
Mornings in Florence
Sterling silver, fine silver, pearls, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013
Simpson and Sampson
Copper, sterling silver, book cover
2013

This body of work explores the tradition of writing notes and inscriptions upon the inside covers of books. Particularly, the confluence of stories and people that come together to create these objects. The words of the characters, the choices of the author, the artists of the covers, the writers of the secret inscriptions, and the owner of the book and how they interpret the messages all influence the value of their words. These stories, that once held great meaning to the intended recipient, continue to have a dialogue with future owners of the books and lose their originally intended intimacy.

The inscriptions are only on the inside of the necklace, with the outer cover showing to the viewer, so that only the wearer knows there's a message, a narrative against their skin.
In some cases, the letters were written on the adjacent pages rather than the covers, so I have included pictures of the notes to satisfy your curiosity.