Each of the books is unique. They are made by recycling old, discarded books found in free boxes and $1 bins. I take the books apart, and remake them using selections from the original book and collaging them with my photographs. The book above is made from a novel published in the 1930’s. The pages are all glued together, and there is chalking in the spine so that the book can’t be closed.
Open this book, Melody of Earth, a collection of poems about the earth, and the pages have been cut out, and then pasted with my own photographs.
The pages cut from the middle are then rebound, so to speak. They are glued together, so that there is a front:
And a back:
But the 200 pages in between can’t be viewed.