I began my process of making these boxes by choosing imagery beginning with every letter of the alphabet from the card catalog. I choose words with strong visual meaning; Words that are descriptions for concrete objects. Then I cut silhouettes of these images and constructed boxes out of the corresponding cards. I covered the boxes with beeswax. It made the cards more durable as well as sealed the layers of cards together. Beeswax is a strong archival material as well as naturally the same color of the old yellowing cards. The overall esthetic of the piece is similar to a child’s building blocks. The blocks are the product of the cards representing the books and all the knowledge and imagery they contain.
Columbus State University, CSU Libraries, Card Catalog, Art, Sculpture