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20 unnumbered pages : all illustrations. Title from cover. Edition of 5 copies. Laser cutting, engraving. Woven strip binding. The woven strip binding was developed by Claire Van Vliet. Book in matching paper folder. Enclosed in folded Japanese Kozuke paper, burgundy with printed silver square pattern. "The pandemic brought out some of our best and a lot of our most flawed patterns. Patterns in in life may be best described as those behaviors or ways of acting or responding to a certain object or situation. These patterns are repeatable, we are born with some, and others we develop due to our environment and life experience. As life continues, they change, sometimes surprising us with its beauty and sometimes challenging us to see the beauty in their randomness. My journey from a fairly sheltered Muslim girl, who wasn't safe in her own home, to finding love and acceptance with someone only at the expense of family, the yearning to have a family, and trying to find that elusive home. Throughout my life, it's been certain a family, and trying to find that elusive home. Throughout my life, it's been other patterns that despite the best of my ability, have caused pain. Just as one turns the pages in a book, my life has been about finding space for opposing ideas to co-exist. On the top and bottom right of every page there are some combinations of symbols. I have left it up to the viewer to define what each of these symbols means to them in their lives - is it gender, family, religion or are honesty, integrity, and faithfulness, or are they just numbers on a page."--colophon. Library has copy no. 5.

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[San Francisco, CA] : Insiya Dhatt, 2021.


©[San Francisco, CA] : Insiya Dhatt, 2021.

Materials / Techniques

laser beam cutting; Japanese paper (handmade paper); paper


21 x 22 cm

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