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Line by line series

Mixed media on handmade paper (collage)

Several years ago, books became a topic in my work. Initially I was prompted to explore this area by an article in The Atlantic entitled "Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria" which starts with a headline "“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.” 

This and reading "Fahrenheit 451" prompted me to take a closer look at books and how digitalisation has impacted the way we read and communicate. I was preoccupied with the question of what does a book like when it has been digitalised. 

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