About this piece:
This is bound scroll book that combines handwriting and digitally printed text on parchment. Wanderlust Project explores two most important journeys a man can embark on — loving and growing. It is an imaginary dialogue between Pablo Neruda and Masanobu Fukuoka, where one man speaks of his journey of love for a woman and other speaks of love for the earth. It is a dialogue between the body and the nature. My work is about journey. About going somewhere and yet never getting there.
Text: Pablo Neruda ” Your Hands” and Masanobu Fukuoka “One Straw Revolution”
jute, digital printing, parchment, ink
About the artist:
Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Katya Reka (b. 1982 in Ukraine) is a book and fiber artist, graphic designer and educator. Reka plays with words and materials to find and expose the poetic connections between body and nature. Her work explores handmade and digital integrating book arts, graphic design, printmaking, photography and textiles. Interested in the role and place of a book in the contemporary world, Reka combines handmade paper, textiles, traditional printmaking techniques with digital printing, video and interactive publications for digital tablets. She is represented in collections across the US and Europe.