Sandy sCrapbook

A single square copper plate was worked over to produce a unique series of prints that were then printed with text from personal papers. I discovered the papers – water-logged, ink smeared and covered with mud – after Hurricane Sandy in 2012 destroyed the house in New Jersey where I had stored (and forgotten) about them. In the process of peeling them apart to dry them, I re-read typewritten stories I’d written when I was in high school. Though the descriptions of family relationships were still painful for me to read, I didn’t want to simply close them away again in the metaphorical “dresser” that forms the central image of the book.