About this piece:
This work is a flag book, with one flag per page. I’ve always seen manhole covers as small pieces of art along roads and walkways, serving an important purpose, ensuring safe sanitation and access to waterways. The connection to clean water and our environment was ever-present to me during a recent extended trip I took through places where rivers and oceans were integral to the communities I visited. Manhole covers become direct links to the discoveries I made in each place. This book creates a similar process of discovery for the reader and memorializes my voyage.
All of the images in the book are photos taken by me during a voyage to Ireland, Boston, South Carolina, New Orleans, and Puerto Rico, during the first half to 2021.
paper, ink, adhesive
About the artist(s):
Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, United States
Rachel Basye is an artist living and working in Denver, Colorado. Her work combines book arts, photography, printmaking and fiber arts.