Cardboard, paper mache, acrylic paint
The words viewer and reader are often used somewhat interchangeably in contemporary art theory. It is true that the reader and viewer both engage with culturally significant artifacts and digest them in a conceptual sense, but physically the actions of viewing and reading take on very different appearances. Reading often requires a tactile engagement with the object that is intimate and personal, while it is rare to have a similar physical interaction with a work of art. By removing the expected content of these book objects and placing them in a traditional art setting, we are called to explore our role as the viewer/reader.