open book closed book originated from a conversation I had with my sister. We were discussing our different ways of dealing with our memories of a family member. Some people like mementos to be freely visible; others prefer to keep thoughts private.
I wanted to represent these contrasting ideas and chose the metaphor of open and closed books. Each one contains family materials but only one is accessible. The subject material is similar but approached differently. By binding the books together I have produced an illustration of our combined thoughts.
open book closed book is an edition of 10.