Maria Szczodrowska, “Od początku do końca (From the beginning until the end)”
Maria Szczodrowska (Toruń, Poland)
Od początku do końca (From the beginning until the end)
mixed-media, hand-cut on paper
20.4 x 41.3 cm open
20.4 x 20.7 x 2.9 cm closed, slipcase 21.4 x 21 x 3.3
This book is an artistic interpretation of the life of an individual person. Life, which had its beginning and the end. All elements of this book have symbolic meaning, refer to some events or facts. Cuts in the pages create relief, which is associated with the cross-section of a tree. The last card it begins the growth, each new card symbolize one year. Reading the book from the end, we get to know the history of life from the beginning until the end. The book has been made by hand in one unique copy. It’s made in the form of a traditional codex. The slipcase is its integral part.