New Work: Album

Album. Encaustic, mixed media and handmade flax and cotton paper. © 2009 Haley Nagy.

Album is a work about death and memory that features cropped images of deceased family members. Meant to recall an aging self-adhesive photo album, the work involves all the senses. The pages make crackling noises. The book holds a musty fragrance and the waxed paper feels heavy and glossy in the hand. Furthermore, a single photo remnant is left looseleaf within the pages of the book in order to further simulate the effect of photographs falling out of an old self-adhesive album that has lost it’s “stickiness”. The book is about simultaneous decay and preservation of both our loved ones and our memories of them.

Album. Encaustic, mixed media and handmade flax and cotton paper. © 2009 Haley Nagy.


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