Cover, Photo by Mémé Bartels, image source: Private


Handmade book

Publisher Note

This book is about abstraction, language and the inability to influence the course of history. During the Corona epidemic, Bartels was forced to lock herself up in her home and garden and started working on this book. She photographed plants and used them to make paper, which she then coloured with berries and fruits from the garden. She photographed the result and processed it in grids. This is how the abstract images were created. She says: “I wondered where these abstractions came from. Was it the unreality of the whole situation or was I just tired of all those voices screaming to be heard? I think it was the latter and now I see these images as a temporary checkout.

Artists’ Book

The garden, the yard and me

by Mémé Bartels

Publisher self-published
Release Date 11th November 2020
Artist: Mémé Bartels
Printrun 20
Availability Out of Print
Subform Photobook
Topics Natural Color, Paper, Plants, Teh Yard, The Garden
Methods Photography
Dimensions 21.0 × 29.7 cm
Pages 70
Technique Inkjet Print

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