A Book is a Door

Glass Mosaic, Cement, Resin, Acrylic Paint, Mirror
9.5 x 6.5 x 4 (in)

A series of four “book” shrines that commemorate women’s minds, bodies and domestic spaces to the transformative experience of writing. The book objects hold within them moments, instances and excerpts from women’s history that were seminal in the formation of a feminist literature, such as Rassundara Devi’s Aamar Jiban, published in 1876s which was the first autobiography to be written by a woman and holds moving accounts of the way she secretly taught herself to read; referencing women writers and madness as in the writings by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, the writings of Maya Agnelo and Sylvia Plath as well as connection of writing to the ideas of pregnancy and creation.