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Correspondence Book by Lesley Patterson-Marx
Correspondence Book
fabric, cyanotype on fabric, machine and hand stitching, found photographs, found objects
6 ¾” x 16 open, 6 ¾” x 4 ¾” x 1 ½” closed

In this artist’s book, I form connections between sewing and the reflective practice of handwriting letters, combining postal imagery and textures with thread and cloth. Fabric envelopes enshrine memory, buttons and zippers reveal and conceal loss and longing, and cancelled stamps are free to be stitched into new forms, as their duty to carry letters has been fulfilled.