The inspiration for this book comes from considering the way clothing imposes and impresses itself on the body. The pages alternate between cotton blowouts of lace patterns on translucent abaca and flesh toned sheets of paper embossed with the same pattern. Throughout the book, although the garment begins to deteriorate, the flesh below continues to carry the mark of the fabric; even once the lace is gone completely. The progression of the book mimics the way remnants of our experiences exist with us in the present, despite the moment being over and gone. The text explores how an experience can mark you and make it difficult to move forward without the expectation that history will repeat itself.
ink, HM paper, thread, wax, book board
About the artist:
Sue Carrie Drummond is an Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Recently, she was awarded the Artist Book Residency Grant at Women’s Studio Workshop. She was both a studio assistant in papermaking at Penland School of Crafts and the artist-in-residence at Minnesota Center for Book Arts during the summer of 2015. She received her MFA in Book Arts and Printmaking from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her work is held in special collections nationwide.