Four years ago, on the eve of the election, I was cutting snowflakes out of book pages for holiday decorations for Powell's City of Books. Yesterday on the eve of another, I did something similar, although decidedly more three-dimensional. The globes were made by cutting circles out of damaged books, gathering them in stacks of twelve and sewing down the middle. My job as a helpmate yesterday was to unfold them to get ready for our resident artist to hang them in holiday book art installations.
On impulse I jotted down a list of the random bits of book pages I unfolded...
A text called Civil Wartimes Illustrated.
Diagrams of molecules:
Photo with caption: "Coretta Scott King mourns her husband."
Pink pages illustrated with drawings of the different stages of a fetus.
Map of the country.
Map of the world.
Medical sketch illustrating the woman's reproductive system.
Dictionary pages full of words:
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