This series consists of image transfers from original library catalog cards that have been relegated to long term storage, or – by flipping them over to their blank sides – used as an almost inexhaustible source of scrap paper for librarians and library patrons. I felt privileged to see and hold these original library catalog cards from the past – almost as if I had resurrected them from oblivion.

Involving a combination of both digital and analog processing, original library catalog cards were initially scanned or photographed, then digitally printed and resulting images transferred to watercolor paper. A simulacrum of all the knowledge once held within library catalog cards – but with missing areas and image distortions that may serve as a metaphor for the loss of analog culture and the physical book in this virtual digital world.

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