Pearl Divers SAPA 3 (1)

This artist's book imagines the love story of two women as told through the arrangement/editing of their discarded postcard collection; it presents the narrative of a relationship via its material remains.

The postcards attest to more than thirty years of leftist political engagement—from anti-nuclear demonstrations and women’s issues in apartheid South Africa to humor about the excesses of 1980s politics. The collection evinces an appreciation for the interior design of fine dining establishments and American folk art, as well as travel to Switzerland, India and Japan.

A short form narrative is included within the book as an insert.

Pearl Divers is the third in a series of books, Source Arrangement/Partial Archive, that share a methodology in their making though differ in content.

Pearl Divers (Source Arrangement / Partial Archive 3)
65 page color xerox artist book, coptic bound with text on vellum insert
11.25 x 9.25 inches

Installation view at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), Los Angeles
April 30- May 13, 2016