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About this piece:
Trove consists of fifteen objects resembling books, but instead of pages on the inside they contain an inset box, which holds a piece of handmade paper. In this work the paper within the inset acts as a signifier for the body, a fragment standing in for the whole, suggesting the accumulation and storage of past experiences of pain. The inset box is often used in book conservation and in Trove each one is labeled with a date and age. The objects become a collection of reliquaries, holding a metaphorical piece of the body.
The handmade paper was made using a blowout technique. The date labels were printed using handset type in letterpress.
Kitikata, translucent yupo, handmade paper, wax, letterpress
Sue Carrie Drummond is a papermaker, printmaker, and book artist investigating the relationship between emotional damage and repair as it relates to the corporeal body. Referencing cloth and skin through surface treatment, she physically exposes and reveals the way painful experiences, small or large, accrue over time and leave a lasting mark. Drummond received her B.A. in studio art with a minor in art history at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS in 2012. She received her M.F.A. from The University of the Arts.