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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




Faculty / Course

Andrea Dezso, Movable Artists' Books

Materials + Techniques

Plexi Glass , (UV Printed, Laser cut), Acrylic PT

Student Narrative

The concept of ‘I Went Fishing and Caught a Shooting Star’, was borne out of an attempt to combine bookmaking with my affinity for creating night lights. This book functions as an accordion book, a tunnel book, and a movable night light. The ‘cover’ contains a light inside, and the sides fold out to create a tunnel for viewing. Once you take out the book from its cover, place the box on its side, push the center to turn on the light, and arrange it to your preference. The 5 pages depict a descent into an ocean roaring with shooting stars born out of sea foam, whirling with fish and lost wishes. This process allowed me to explore the book as a loved, reusable object and expand my definition of what a book is, and what it could be.

Photo Credit

Hannah Nigro, PH 2023

I Went Fishing, and Caught a Shooting Star



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