Monday, July 26, 2010

The ties that bind

My maternal grandfather was a professor of philology -- ironically the only exam I failed at university and had to take a second time... He loved words, language, books. I only knew him for five years or so because he died while I was still a child. One of the memories he left me is showing me how he mended old books whose spines were damaged or broken. It was only after I made this piece with part of a book spine and binder's thread that I remembered...

6 comments:

  1. my grandfather died two weeks ago. i only have a handful of memories. i simply love the memory you have of him. what a wonderful skill he passed on to you.

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  2. Love this piece... and glad it brought back an important and fond memory...

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  3. Amazing!! You did remember, it just was waiting for the right time to come out. Beautiful art piece Sweetie!! Hope you are doing well:) Love, Jamie

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  4. Anonymous5:24 PM

    ...I think you need to hang this somewhere Colette!...so fragile and simple, but hiding lots of stories behind that tattered spine!...Superb!.....Anon...xxx

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  5. A nice memory to have. xo

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