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Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2017


artists' books, Hindu mythology, aesthetics, weapons, student artists' book contest, fourth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

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.

Student Narrative

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.

Photo Credit

Mariah Bennett, MDes Interior Architecture, 2018

१ - ३६  [1 - 36 translated from Hindi]



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