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Modern Artifacts
  Modern Artifacts is an Artist’s Book (livre d’artiste) dealing with modern consumerist culture and the legacy it leaves behind. It focuses on litter as sculptural elements, depicting common street trash objects as pure formal explorations to offer an alternative perspective on the banal. The rather unorthodox book structure consists of an all-black, featureless, hinged book box containing a flip-up card carrier reminiscent of a folder or vertical file. Within the carrier are a series of folded cards with identifying tags, each with a pop-up paper sculpture in all-white. The book is entirely handmade in an edition of one.