“Ex Libris” by Amy Broderick

My work explores our human quest to bring the wilds of the universe into order and to isolate life’s uncertainties and understand them. Ultimately, I am obsessed with our collective obsession to engage in this practice and I am committed to celebrating the ultimate entropy or outright futility of this quest. Detailed descriptions of the phenomena unfolding around us are among the tools that we humans use to coax order out of chaos. This work embodies my interest in noting the specific topography of everyday life and the loss of each day’s details to the fleetingness of time. What discoveries are possible when we open our eyes to the intersection of the plain and the beautiful? What specific dreams and discoveries are possible at this point of intersection? How can the methodical process of documentation reveal the wonders that reside within the details? How can we hone our descriptions of the wondrous so they may provide portals from our quiet days toward indescribable bliss?

size 3.5″ x 5″ x .25″
medium Hand-Cut Reclaimed Index Cards
Price $500.00

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