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book of hours

The fabric hanging at either end suggests the front and back book covers. The individual larger photographs are the Chapter Headings marking time of day: Dawn; Day; Mid-Day; Afternoon; Evening.

The sequence begins with an epigram (James Baldwin quote) and a Table of Contents. The remaining smaller collaged photo-works represent the hour’s meditation.

Poets, artists, and others quoted in the collages: Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche; Adrienne Rich; Jennifer Hayashida; Lisel Mueller; (documentation from) the Vietnam Resource Center; Maria Lai; David Wojnarowicz; A Manual of Devotions, 1934; Ta-Nehisi Coates; Simone Weil; Old English Rhyme.

Chapters and hours meditations are mounted on ribbon bound fabric to evoke the beautifully designed and illustrated devotional books in use (by a few) in the Western World during the Middle Ages.