Abbie Read’s Library
2010-2012, decorative papers, board, book cloth, books, found objects, 7.5’ x 18’
“Employing materials both new and old, my installation, Library, consists of some 125 individual pieces based on the structure of the book. As a library is a collection of books for the public, so we all create private collections that reflect who we are. Creating the piece to house the collections and relics meaningful to me, my intention is for the viewer to consider who he/she is as an individual, as well as a part of a community, and to reflect on what we hold onto and why we create collections.” —Abbie Read
Abbie Read’s work is part of the 2013 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art, and will be on view from October 3, 2013 through January 5, 2014.
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