Series of 3: 1995/6
7″ x 5″ x 1.5″ (2 books in a case; book size: 2″ x 4.25″)
Two matchbox-like containers are held together by the concertina-form made of human hair looking like an exquisite brush. The boxes each contain a book, bound on leather cords with waxed linen thread. The texts within each book, sewn with human hair and copper wires, resonate in their similarities but, like the expansion and compression of the “brush,” vary in their meaning and intention. The two texts:
I feel only sadness after I speak to her. Softly. And:
I feel only sadness when I speak to her Gently.