writer · book artist
Where Are You From?
written, engineered & bound by Alex Appella
Pop up collage book
As an Oregonian living in Argentina, not a day goes by that I am not asked, “Where are you from?”—in the grocery store, paying bills, getting gas. I am heartened that my accent has improved: most of the askers assume I am from Brazil. But it is an accent nonetheless, and the question is constant.
It is a notable opportunity for self-reflection.
Since we returned to Argentina in 2000, the answer has evolved significantly. The artist book, “Where Are You From?” explores my answers through collage that utilizes pop-up construction and moveable parts.
About the binding:
8 full color collages/pages sewn onto linen tapes. Flat back binding.
Each book housed in its own “trunk”.
6 x 8 inches.
Printed on an Epson Ink Jet Printer.
This on-going, numbered edition was begun in September, 2008 in San Antonio de Arredondo, Province of Córdoba, Argentina.
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