Nabokov’s Pencils, nabokovmuseum.org: Pencils with erasers were Nabokov’s favourite writing tool. He worked meticulously on his texts making a lot of corrections and the pencils bear the traces of the writer’s teeth. As Nabokov himself used to say the pencils lasted longer than the erasers. #Pencils #Vladimir_Nabokov
Tides by Alice Austin. 2007. Edition of 20. 4” x 6” closed. A book of memories both visual and poetic - a tribute to a loved one.The text is written by the artist and printed on Twinrocker handmade paper, on a Vandercook proof press, using hand set type. The text is illustrated with linoleum cuts on paste paper which unfolds into one page. Contained within the book is an additional small book of text. Both books are held in a hand knit linen bag, evocative of a shroud. Comes with archival box.
Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Wabi-sabi could even be called the “Zen of things,” as it exemplifies many of Zen’s core spiritual-philosophical tenets. Wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty. It occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West .