New Work: A Book with No Words

A Book with No Words. Altered book with encaustic & mixed media. © 2010 Haley Nagy.

A Book with No Words is an experiment into what happens to a narrative when the text is removed. Specifically, I covered the words from this book in multiple layers of white encaustic gesso and paint – much like one would try to paint paint over graffiti. The pages were then sealed by coating them in encaustic medium.

However, by carefully shining light through the pages some of the obscured text can be revealed – allowing parts of the story to be rediscovered.

A Book with No Words. Altered book with encaustic & mixed media. © 2010 Haley Nagy.


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