about this piece
Bound in cloth boards with paper inset on front board. Slipcased. Cloth covered sides with paper top and bottom edges.
Sarah Bryant: ‘Fond is an investigation of memory and archive as manifested by the small, valueless objects that individuals collect and preserve. These objects, casually assembled over the course of years, serve as an information retrieval system and an emotional bank. A fond is a collection of documents organically accumulated by a person or institution. Using halftone photographs, color silhouettes, and a winding rope of text, I constructed a history of several objects.
‘I produced Fond over the course of 2011-2012 while I moved from Upstate New York to Alabama and finally to the United Kingdom.’
28 pages. Drum leaf in slipcase. Letterpress printed on Zerkall paper. Type is Adobe Garamond.
Sarah Bryant is a letterpress printer and bookbinder specializing in the production of editioned artist’s books under her imprint, Big Jump Press. Her books have been featured in exhibitions around the United States and have been acquired by special collections libraries internationally, including The Yale Arts Library, The Houghton Library at Harvard University, The New York Public Library and The Darling Bio-medical Library at UCLA. She currently lives in the UK.