“A diffuseness or lack of accuracy, which is increased by the repetition of the same emotive words, whose range of meaning is multiple.”
-Leslie Scalapino in How Phenomena Appear to Unfold
As a textile or architecture, a book surrounds, proliferates, is of use and possible refuse. These are singular text works invoking traditions of roundness and continuation, permeability and cloth, mark and stitch, handwriting and the other. All of the works—stitched scrolls, small books-as-boxes, and unbound writings— privilege the slow and tactile aspects of reading, writing, and knowing.
“Paintings help the plants grow.”
-from Trinh T. Minh-ha’s “Naked Spaces: Living is Round”