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Ce’

Inspired by a Chinese legend that the gift of giving comes from studying the objects of nature, the images of Ce’ were created from collected found organic material and arranged into “sentences” to read as visual language. Ce’ is about reading nature’s form, gestures, and movements as a written language. This series of books takes the reader through an experience much like a Taoist philosophical journey.

Price: $250

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   PDF of entire book

Book details

Title:

 

Ce’

Publication Date:

 

1998

Place of publication:

 

Rosendale, NY

Publisher:

 

Women's Studio Workshop

Copyright Owner:

 

Irene Chan

Dimensions:

 

20 x 33 x 3 cm.

Number in Edition:

 

70

Paging:

 

1 book object ([19] p. pamphlet, 2 origami folds, 1 with folded strip ([5] leaves))

Paper:

 

Recycled plastic fibers, post-consumer waste, Lupa Herb handmande, moss and grass handmade, Japanese Mingei Glassine handmade

Printing Method:

 

Silkscreen

Binding:

 

Handmade Chinese seedpod paper purse with drawsting closures

Funding Source:

 

National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council for the Arts, Women's Studio Workshop

Structure:

 

Fold book; book object

Signature:

 

Signed by the artist

Printer:

 

Irene Chan

Binder:

 

Irene Chan

Other Notes:

 

"Organisms directly projected through a photographic enlarger to orthographic film and screenprinted." Small origami fold contains dried plant matter.


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