Julie Chen

Julie Chen Chrysalis a handmade artist book at Seager Gray Gallery in Mill Valley California in the San Francisco Bay Area. - Julie  Chen

Chrysalis, 2014

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6.75 x 11.75 x 6.625 in

6.75 x 11.75 x 6.625 in.
7 x 11 x 7 in. closed box

Letterpress on handmade paper

Chrysalis is an interpretation of the complex and transformative nature of the process of grief. The piece consists of a sculptural book object housed in a box. The book object is held together by a series of magnets and can be opened by the viewer until all the panels lie in a flat plane, revealing an inner book with circular pages that can be held in the hand and read. All content is letterpress printed on handmade paper using photopolymer plates.

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