Archival inkjet printing and palladium gild on watermarked Dobbin Mill papers
3 copies are included in the box set, Seeing the Unsighted
A synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a word for a part of something refers to the whole. In this artist book the sequence of shapes appearing in the watermarked pages reveals itself as eyelashes. The eye only appears in the centerfold: it is large and fully open: the sclera is bluish, the iris a rich blue, the pupils not dilated. Its caruncle is outside the picture frame and the eye seems almost avian. It is a stand-in for self.
At the end of the book under a translucent fly sheet of turquoise and grey wavy lines, a palladium gilded circle appears with a quote from Goethe from Elective Affinities:
One always imagines oneself seeing. I think we dream solely to prevent ourselves from ceasing to see.