7 Stages of Woman

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9.75 x 5.875 x 2.25 inches, 7pages.
Unique artist’s book, made from Katie MacGregor’s lime green handmade paper over multiple layers of mat board in which dimensional objects, including brass stencils for numbers 1 through 7 unexposed glass negatives, padlocks and keys are embedded. A vintage green silk dome lidded box lined with ivory silk, vintage linen napkin hemmed to size of book and tied with tea-dyed trim enabling book to be removed from box.

Shakespeare’s “Seven Stages of Man”, rewritten, is printed digitally in olive green ink on a sheet of vegetable vellum paper and laid in the box below the book.

Of the book Priscilla Juvelis says, “The book itself is a stunning collage of found objects, so arranged as to articulate real beauty. Whether the images are embedded below glass, on glass, recessed without glass the reader / viewer is confronted with the inevitable passing of time as their lives progress and the secrets kept in the past or future.”