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Dowd, Jenny K.
Catagories: Drawing Pastels/Ceramics
Jenny K. Dowd Books are compact storage vessels for collected information or objects. I purchase used books in hopes of finding notes in the margins: mile markers to point out something to the reader or to enhance the memory of the owner. Often the significance is only to the person leaving the message, and from my voyeuristic frame I only have part of the clue. This clue widens yet becomes more mysterious when scraps of paper; receipts, flowers, notes or photographs are tucked within the book. These bits of information are entirely out of place; yet link the book perfectly to the intimacy of the object and previous owner. Books have become a safe place for me to place my collected objects. I make references to books with solid porcelain forms or wall tiles and use them as storage units for scraps of collections. These objects may have little to do with the book, yet feel at home secured within the book or tile as they offer a little narration. Ultimately these objects are forgotten, or obscured similar to notes or folds in the pages of a book.