Waves at My Side, 2007

Waves at My Side, 2007


’Waves on my Side’ is an accordion-pleated book, with intaglio prints on Japanese paper. The pages are images of waves on one side, when unfolded, and of railroad tracks on the other. The piece is inspired by my childhood memories of riding the train alongside a huge cliff at the edge of the Japan Sea. The crashing waves coming close to the tall bluff felt precarious; as a child, needing to trust that the world around must be safe, I felt a foreboding of tragedy. The sea, the cliff, the locomotive with its black smoke, white steam, and shrieking whistles formed a strong memory.


Artists’ book with intaglio prints, Japanese paper, book cloth and accordion fold in a handmade box.

5.125 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches

Edition of 9

Additional information

Weight1 lbs
Dimensions7 × 7 × 3 in
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