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Entry for the 10th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, February 29th, 2024 Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Ian Cozzens BArch 05.


artists' books, Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Graphic Design

Faculty / Course

Instructor: Joanna Cortez, Course: Design Studio of EFS

Materials + Techniques

Acrylic, acetate, vellum, bristol paper, waxed thread

Student Narrative

The genesis of this book is deeply intertwined with a profound moment of inspiration that unfolded within the tranquility of a meditation session. As I delved into the serenity of contemplation, a vivid and evocative image sprouted in my mind. They are ethereal, symmetrical, illusory yet gorgeous. Through the use of visual forms, I strive to encapsulate these elusive and abstract meditative moments, which serve as the gateway to my spiritual world. Each stroke and image aims to unlock the door to the depths of introspection and offer a glimpse into my inner world.

A Symphony of Contemplation



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