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Entry for the 9th Annual Baker & Whitehill Student Artists' Book Contest. Opening Reception Thursday, March 02, 2023, Fleet Library, Main Reading Room. Juror: Andre Lee Bassuet.


artists' books; Baker & Whitehill


Book and Paper

Student Status

Undergraduate student

Year of Graduation



Apparel Design

Faculty / Course

Suzi Cozzens, The Tactile Book (Wintersession GD Course)

Materials + Techniques

stitched and bound by hand, hand cut page inserts, handmade leaf endpapers (blend of natural fiber content), hand lettered

Student Narrative

This book is a meditation on my relationship with my mom and her love for trees. Through its form I attempted to portray the series of layers that exist in memories and the meandering, organic nature of thought. This project is a contemplation of how values you inherently adopt as a part of your person are often tied to specific memories and how both objects and anecdotes can act as metaphors for more expansive life lessons. It is a collection of memories that I have with my mom and the myriad of things she’s taught me, a reflection on the many ways which she continues to shape who I’ve been and who I am becoming as a person.

What My Mother Has Taught Me About Trees (a collection of lessons and memories)



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