Meet Meredith Miller MONDAY, August 17 6:00 AT THE WILTON LIBRARY
I will produce a handmade book in a small edition, printing the pages and then assembling them by hand into a bound volume. My book project combines images from two photographic series, Revenants and Skin. In my role as a photographer at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, I photograph books every day. As they are photographed, the books often shed bits and pieces of their bindings and flecks of paper from their brittle pages. I started documenting these remnants within the course of my regular work–day, culminating in my series, Revenants. I began pairing these images with earlier work from my series, Skin. In that series, I photographed my female subjects partially undressed in order to reveal the imprints on the skin that remain once clothing has been removed. Together these diptychs create a compelling narrative – the images echo one another in examining fleeting impressions. I am in the process of experimenting with the book format as a means of sharing this work. Currently, I am working with the online publisher, Blurb, to create a mockup volume. I will use what I learn through Blurb to produce the handmade book while at the Weir Farm.
MEET OUR UPCOMING ARTISTS
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Weir Farm Art Center 735 Nod Hill Road Wilton, CT 06897