Varying edition of 3 (in German &/or English)
Archival inkjet text & photography on Dobbin Mill papers, stainless steel staples, paper detritus
Layering of ideas, of stories, of papers, of detritus: Mental Mirror is an expressive take on metaphors of self-awareness & mirrored reflections. Pages display unique collages & photographic imagery, while two texts appear on opposite sides of the cut strips interspersed through this book: the Serbian fairy tale, Emperor Trojan’s Goat Ears, and a dream sequence written by the artist. A third text is an excerpt from Song of Childhood by Peter Handke.
The layering on the pages is suggestive of both collage art and of bulletin board postings, where viewers remove the rip-off strips, to take away. Portions seem to be missing as it feels that the book’s contents may explode off the page.