Your Name is Safe, You Can Rest Now is a Panorama structure variation. The repeated images are scanned and inkjet printed from an old family photo of a great-uncle who died in WWII, and residual impact his death had on our family through generations. He was my grandmother’s youngest brother, and was killed at the age of 19. Every household in my family had this photograph from his funeral on their mantle. His siblings named their children after them, and they grew up to name their own children after him. Even now, 75 years later, I have cousins and my brother is named after him. This book is a series of letters I wrote to my great-uncle Rikio, as someone who only met him through the memories of those who loved him.
This is a Panorama book structure variation. Images are scanned from an old photo and inkjet printed onto matte photopaper and attached to elephant hide paper. Banners are handwritten with ink on Canson paper. Cover is Canson paper sleeve.
paper, digital ink, ink
About the artist:
Lives in San Antonio, Texas, United States
Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder earned an MFA in Book Art and Creative Writing from Mills College and holds a BA in Art History and German. She was the studio assistant for Julie Chen of Flying Fish Press for four years, and currently works at BookLab II in San Marcos, Texas. Keri creates limited-edition books and prints under the imprint of Coyote Bones Press. She also teaches workshops, and hosts a book art podcast called Books in the Wild.