These artists’ books are single editions of secondhand books that I’ve found around the world.
The books that I’ve made are duplicates of the original, except they are white and the printed text is missing. Only the handwriting and damages that previous readers have made in the original book are copied identically into the replica version.
The original and the duplicated copy should be always kept together as a diptych, in order for the conceptual comparison to work.
Initially, I had hoped to send each different set of books to libraries or museums around the world as a conceptual way of presenting a collection, but the idea is mutable.