Wooden frame box with glass front 60cm X 50 cm
Paper card, metal pins, foam board.
In a war-torn world, everything is made fragile. A home can become rubble, possessions lost, communities broken and families torn apart. In an enviroment of insecurity and uncertainty, education and literacy is the most valuable and precious gift a child can be given.
This piece reflects the permanence of literacy against the fragility of the pshysical. The quote Once Upon a Time represents each person’s individual introduction to literature from when they first started to read: It is these first books which ultimately inspire a child’s journey through literature and have a profound effect on the rest of their lives. It represents permanence of literacy both in the childs life, and also literature itself.
The delicate materials of paper and pins with its intricate craft brings the phsyicality of the words into a fragile state. The patterns on the letters are inspired by decay and deterioration. The physicallity of the words being fragile can otherwise be torn, broken, destroyed, stolen, yet the permanence of the words will still remain.