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Monograph | tsutsumi


“Every meticulously created and designed object changes any offering into something that contains high symbolic value. The Japanese concept of tsutsumi is a very suitable testimonial to this idea. Not because of it's material vulnerability, but for its symbolic ritual: When an object has been given, the recipients' first enjoyment lies in the quality of the wrapping. Without actually opening it, the object already suggests the significance of it's contents through the gentle and precise concealment of the packaging [...]”  - Oka Hideyuki, How to Wrap Five Eggs, Wheatherhill 1965 -  

Each aspect of this Monograph, the materials, colours and technique, resemble the cycles I perform to find a desired configuration. The images that appear in these configurations do not reproduce any of the original chemical configurations, but each step a user has to perform to 'build an image' rather simulates the recording process.  This monograph is designed for promotional purposes, providing tangible insights and an introduction to my methods of working and thinking. Two editions have been catalogued in the EKWC library recently. 

Conceived, designed and developed with Anthony Siemons