Thursday, September 25, 2008

MiT book, stalling for time

OK, I've been having a hard time coming up with words for this book. Part of the issue was that senior #4 was so very quiet! Her daughter was so helpful in getting this project completed—she brought over albums, documents, all kinds of things, and helped her mom choose what to print. But because the daughter was so engaging and so involved, I think my senior kind of sat back and just quietly printed. She & I didn't interact in the same ways that I interacted with the other seniors. On the other hand, she never would've completed the project had her daughter not been involved.

So in the mean time, at a loss for words (haha), I decided to just start adding more texture to my side of the prints. Not sure that you can tell the difference in the before (left) and after (right) pictures. The ones on the right have obviously been trimmed down to size and corners rounded (yay, corner rounder!). But they also have had blobs of white added to them randomly:



But I just thought of something—maybe I should not have any words, given that we didn't really have any conversations?

Here's another set. I've overprinted all 16 sets:

5 comments:

Dr. Russ said...

I think that they are beautiful as they are. Personally, I don't think that they necessarily need text. Plus, with the reverse side so vibrant in color, I think your prints could stand on their own as is. Just my two cents (for what it is worth).

fingerstothebone said...

Hey Dr. Russ -- thanks for the feedback. I'm leaning towards leaving them without any text as well.

gl. said...

i think your intuition is spot on: as a collaboration, if you didn't talk, it makes more sense to leave out the text, in essence saying she spoke through her art. also, it makes the book different than the others in the series, which emphasizes the different relationship you had with her.

fingerstothebone said...

gl -- ok then, that's 3 for 3, I think we've reached a decision!

Bridget B. said...

the hands are so beautiful . . .