Iowa Heritage Digital Collections
State Library of Iowa

The endless story

The endless story

Title

The endless story

Description

Pages are altered card catalog cards printed with linocuts [?]
My art process and materials has been influenced by my years of working in libraries. Reading; sorting; collecting; categorizing. I make drawings on obsolete library checkout cards, combining the found words of the book title with images of people eating and reading. I created several accordian books, taping the cards together into poems. Using discarded books and cards from the same community college library, gives a picture of books read at a specific time and place. Dates and signatures of past readers add a history of their shared experience of the book’s consumption. Reading what Americans are reading is also about the USA PATRIOT Act, under which readers’ habits may be investigated without their knowledge through library records or bookstores. I was excited to learn of the cARTalog project and requested title cards for "the story of...." I wanted to create an endless story. I constructed the book with no beginning or ending. Images from fairy tales suggest the weaving of myth and

Creator

Marsh, Mary V.

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Special Collections Dept.

Date

2005
2006-10-05
http://128.255.22.135/cdm/ref/collection/cartalog/id/25

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. Copyright to this resource is held by the University of Iowa Libraries' Special Collections Department, and is provided here for educational purposes only. It may not be reproduced or distributed in any format without written permission of the Special Collections Department.

Relation

cARTalog
cARTalog Collection
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/collguides/?MSC0859

Format

jpeg

Language

eng

Type

Artists' books
Still image
Bookworks; Side sewing

Identifier

173618284