Everything Has a Language
"Printed from around 75 found objects, this book sculpture is a conglomerate of the past and a document of the here and now. Each of these objects carries its own narrative, inherent to its current shape and surface, told through stamped ink. The form is Hedi Kyle's interlocking loops structure." — Marnie Powers-Torrey Powers-Torrey lets objects speak for themselves, perhaps even among themselves. It is up to the human reader to make their own meaning, and both the artist and reader leave their mark on the book as they do this. The balance of this deeply personal, embodied meaning-making with the sense that the book’s images recede infinitely beyond translation is a productive and enjoyable tension.
Marnie Powers-Torrey (self-published)
language, documentation, archive, object
3" x 6.5"
Interlocking loops accordion structure (Hedi Kyle)
paper; ink; wax; gray Fabriano Tiziano and white & cream Ingres papers
Printed on a Risograph duplicator
Powers-Torrey, Marnie, "Everything Has a Language" (2019). Rollins College Book Arts Collection. 111.