(Book 1, 2012)
Overall archival paper dimension inside book: 9" x 11"
Notes: This notebook is a historical artifact, pages date back to as early as 1928 - 1933. Found inside were several loose leaf pamphlets including "Adjusting The Jewish Child To His World (Q and A Discussion)", historical newspaper clippings, rusty paperclips/staples, and reinforcement labels.
Dorothy Lavin was a 15 year old girl in 1928. Sitting inside her homeroom, she would open her Captain loose leaf notebook and drift between the realms of a phantasmagoric time machine.
In 2012, I found Dorothy Lavin's notebook from an abandoned dusty shelf in Boston. For the following 140 consecutive days, I rendered one visual entry per day in her notebook; treating each page as private case studies of my life during anamorphic periods of war and nostalgia. Recollecting and rendering my personal history atop Dorothy's narrative, two became one. Each entry acts as a map to the heart; drawing such inspirations from the past, memory, dreams, films, and psychoanalytic theory in recount to personal inventions and learned lessons derived from the conflicting in-betweens that coexist within.
Find closure, heal your own self. Let the past go, live in the now.
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