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ANCHORED
Jessica Spring
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.S68576 A62 2017

"The playful structure of ANCHORED, an origami petal fold, reveals variations on the "row, row, row your boat" nursery rhyme. It was inspired by visits to see my father as he was ravaged by Alzheimer's disease. Despite losing most of his memories, the very earliest sometimes remained-like the refrain of familiar songs. Challenging pain or anxiety could be directed by a rousing round of "row, row". The last round ends the song: "just come home to me." The edition of 40 books was letterpress printed with handset type and ornaments in one large circular form on vintage maritime maps and Usuzumi paper, then cut into pages before binding." —Colophon

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