January 2008

In response to the 2008 big public arts project, I put the original sumi portraits into a large book with the poems used.

It has 11 pages, hand-dyed linen book cloth and a newly designed binding that weaves the pages together, hard cover, with a box to protect it. With layered Kaji on Niddegen.

The text is letterpress printed also on Kaji and layered with the paintings. The paintings are sumi ink on Kaji paper.

Kinship has nine sumi portraits, five poems: people in my community and text about being in community. Most are groups of people; one to four persons who have a relationship with each other. Five are paird with a poem chosen for how they are community.

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