"whitewashed" by keri weber, kresge art center

ok how cool is miss keri weber.
there's something very alice falling through the rabbit hole happening here. something part nostalgic, part curious. i wandered the galleries today for an assignment & was immediately taken by this. weber used only two mediums, which excited me down to my toes. i'm a lover of the simple and adore her raw approach. while others heavily embraced "all media," weber was able to dramatically create something with only books & white paint.

you know, you don't really see piles of books in a lover's study anymore (on the tv set/silver screen); there's not a lot of klaus baudelaires left or pagemasters. it's all kindles & nooks & interwebs. maybe that's part of why this speaks to me. just like my sister, i'm paper books to the end. it's the feel of the page, the smell of the book, the ink pressed into the paper, the texture of the cover. it just dang feels good. it's not the same to swaddle yourself in fleece & wool, nurse a mug of hot toddy, and curl up with a sleek screen (not to say i'm a technophobe, there's just some deeply rooted preferences of the old world mixed in with my digital love affair. and i don't care how many books the ereader holds, not when i'm working towards the library beast gave belle).

honestly, the more i look at it, the more deeply i fall in love. it's really exciting to be moved by a predecessors work.

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