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Publication Date



artists' books, Baker & Whitehill Annual Student Artists' Book Contest, sixth


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Experimental and Foundation Studies

Faculty / Course

Alyson Ogasian

Materials + Techniques

Compositions printed on 100 pound color paper, cut-paper with a Cameo Silhouette electronic cutter, hand bound in the exposed sewn bindings

Student Narrative

This is a series of three books that investigate the process of learning to love a new home. Using photos from my last two years in South Carolina, I created spreads to accompany a selection of poems that revolve around swamps. The poems describe struggle and love, reflecting how feelings for a new home can change over time. The imagery is deliberately ambiguous, and parts of the photographs are obscured with drawings and textures to open the narrative to other people and places.

Photo Credit

Connor Parsley FAV 20

Leaving the Swamp



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