Emily Payne

Emily Payne Atlas an altered book sculptural work at Seager Gray Gallery - Emily  Payne

Atlas, 2012

Mixed media  

dimensions variable

wire, book covers, paper

Atlas is one of the most recent iterations of an ongoing exploration of the sea as subject matter. The ocean – vast, abundant, portending and whimsical – is as familiar to us as books are as objects. The sea’s massive scale, rhythmic motion and continuity are analo- gous to the back and forth exchange of ideas and knowledge that a book invites. Words, though fixed on a page, are fluid in meaning once they enter our imagination and our own pool of wisdom and experience.

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