Irene Chan | Ch'An Press
BookBook and Seedpod Purse ContainerBook CoverFirst Page of BookOpen Pages of BookContents of Book: Closed ViewContents of Book: Open ViewEnvelope: Closed ViewEnvelope: Open View
Inspired by a Chinese legend that the gift of writing comes from studying the objects of nature, the images of Cè were created from collected found organic material. These forms were arranged into 'sentences' to read as visual language. Cè is about reading nature's form, gestures, and movements as written language. The series of books take the reader through an experience much like a Taoist philosophical journey.
Photos: Women's Studio Workshop except Images 6 and 7.

MEDIUM AND SIZE: Three books of silkscreens, origami folds, and dried plant matter gathered into a handmade Chinese seedpod purse. Artist Book/Sculpture. 8" x 10" (closed), 8" x 18" (opened). Edition of 70. Produced and available at Women's Studio Workshop.