Self Portrait/One Plus One

  • Self Portrait/One Plus One
  • The form and the content of “Self Portrait/One Plus One” together accentuate the concept of the generative matrix and that of the multiple: not only in papermaking, but also in how we begin. Each of the 23 pages of the Japanese-bound book had portraits of my mom and my dad blown into it during sheet-forming, before being folded and bound. Varying both the sequence and the orientation of the portraits, each page is an unique union of my parents, such is each pair of my chromosomes. The end product is a representation of the genetic makeup of me as a zygote, one that would multiply to become who I am today.
  • Self Portrait/One Plus One
    Handmade blowout paper, 23 inner pages, Japanese stab binding
    4 3/4” x 5 3/8” x 5/16” (closed)