Clutter of Love is a Dream Carved
on the Head of a Pin

Unique: 2003
Assorted Dobbin Mill papers, cut, spun, printed and hand-colored;
Dobbin Mill papers, filigree cut; cut kozo papers, hand colored or spun;
Text: Archival inkjet printed
25″ x 22″ x 4″ (open and hanging on the wall)


The text of “Clutter of Love…” is a prose list of the tokens of love a woman has accrued. The list was printed on colored leaves of “washi” and then cut so they hang down from the book like a mane of hair. Some of these pages are also torn or spun into thread-like strands. One can only “read” (turn) the empty filigree white pages and see that “in between,” that which we customarily deem of no importance. The resulting re-focus transfers our attention to the spaces between the pages and to re-thinking the very act of “reading.”