Cynthia Colbert – Layers of Memory

edition of 1
dimensions 6.25 x 4.75 x 3




This book is the result of my exploration in creating collages using found materials and ephemera. The layering of papers onto the core of spent dryer sheets made use of materials that most people discard. I love the crispness and semi-transparency of tea bag paper and how it feels in the hand. Creating signatures with it allowed me to incorporate the dryer sheets. The layers help me make meaning of memories using the small bits of paper and other found items I refuse to discard.

Lacewood,, waxed linen, tea bag paper, drier sheets, Cave paper, ephemera

Cynthia Colbert holds the Sarah Bolick Smith Professorship in the School of Art & Design at the University of South Carolina. Her recent work in bookmaking has led to the development of a course in book arts for students enrolled in the Honors College at USC. Colbert produces primarily one of a kind books.

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Cynthia Colbert – Layers of Memory

by Alicia Bailey time to read: 1 min