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artists' books, Hindu mythology, aesthetics, weapons, student artists' book contest, fourth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Faculty / Course
Leah Wolff, Junior Print Workshop Seminar/Crit.
Materials + Techniques
Bound with hand-dyed batik silk and linen. Graphite on Stonehenge natural paper.
Hindu mythology presents an abundance of gods each god characterized by very specific bejeweled weaponry. In our time of unrest, where weaponry prompts only negative connotations, I attempt to reform the perspective, invoking appreciation and meditation, by creating an archive of objects half-referenced, half-made up, with round and shiny surfaces, beautiful but sharp, removed from their previous homes, distilled by removing all embellishment that strips itself of context, so as to provide as a purely visual feast.
Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018
Khowala, Aayushi; Library, Fleet; and Collections, Special, "१ - ३६ [1 - 36 translated from Hindi]" (2017). 4th Student Artists' Book Contest 2018. 13.