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artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth
Book and Paper
Year of Graduation
Experimental and Foundation Studies
Faculty / Course
Materials + Techniques
Mixed media, paper, chipboard (laser cut), string
This dot-to-dot book is inspired by my grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s disease. It is titled How to Lose Your Way, and the cover layout is a map of my grandparents’ neighborhood. I designed the cover this way because one of the most obvious ways in which my grandfather’s Alzheimer’s manifested itself was in the fact that he could no longer go for walks in the morning without getting lost. On the pages inside, the images formed by the dots are of people and places that my grandfather knew very well— my mother, the office on the second floor of his house, etc.— but as the pages go on, the dots become harder to connect and/or the images harder to recognize. Overall, the book is about connection— in terms of literally connecting the dots, but also in connecting with a loved one with Alzheimer’s through a better understanding of their thought patterns and behaviors.
Kern, Naomi; Collections, Special; and Library, Fleet, "How to Lose Your Way" (2019). 6th Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest 2020. 26.