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Sarah Horowitz, Archeologies of Loss, 2010, book with 9 etchings printed chine collé; bound with a flax cover, housed in a cloth-covered slipcase, Museum Purchase: Jean Y. Roth Memorial Fund, © Sarah Horowitz, 2010.67.1a,b

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Title

Archeologies of Loss

Artist

Sarah Horowitz (American, born 1977)

Related People

author: Sarah Lantz (American, 1958-2007)

letterpress printer: Inge Bruggeman (American, born 1968)

publisher: Wiesedruck (American, active 21st century)

Date

2010

Medium

book with 9 etchings printed chine collé; bound with a flax cover, housed in a cloth-covered slipcase

Edition

21/25

Dimensions (H x W x D)

book (a): 14 5/8 in x 8 7/8 in; slipcase (b): 9 in x 15 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Prints

Object Type

book

intaglio print

relief print

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Jean Y. Roth Memorial Fund

Accession Number

2010.67.1a,b

Copyright

© Sarah Horowitz

Terms

artists' books

books

chine collé

etching

etchings

poetry

Description

The livre d'artiste is a time-based art form in that the viewer must leaf through the pages, never seeing the entire book at once.

This temporal quality is elegantly evoked in both the poems and etchings of Archaeologies of Loss, which deals with memory, deterioration, and the passing of time. Sarah Horowitz explains that her plant images, "elicit ephemerality—their growth, decay, and dispersal of seed, eventually disintegrating to leave only the fibrous skeleton. I hope to capture a lightness, a sense of space, in spite of the ever-present fragility and mortality reflected in my memories of desert winter landscapes—golden sun-bleached, charcoal woody stems and white snow."

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