[Madrid, Spain]:: Serpens Caput,, 2016.. Edition of 10. 8.75 x 9 x 2" box containing a tunnel book and accordion book. Tunnel structure: 8" X 8.84" X 1.3" closed; seven panels. Cut and glued by hand, containing a magnetically triggered LED light, extending from the right base of the inside of the clamshell box. Accordion book: 8 x 8.25"; 6 panels. Inserted in the hinged double-lid of the box. Calligraphy text and oil painted images on handmade Moinho da Chuva Mill paper, digitally scanned. Clamshell box covered in book cloth, machine sewn, with hot foil hand-stamped lettering. Lokta paper and recycled acid free paper. Celeste Maia: "The Mermaid's Dream is inspired by Jorge Luis Borges's idea of circular time and duality, man as dream and dreamer. It recreates the mystery and magic I experienced at a beach party in 1974, celebrating Portugal's revolution. Sometimes an event happens that defies everything we know. Over time we even doubt our memory. But it haunts us. "I painted the girl as I remember her, sleeping by the sea in the silvery night. But then she disappeared - into the waves? Did I dream the girl dreaming she is a mermaid? Or is the mermaid dreaming she is the girl at the beach party who later makes an artists' book? Meanwhile, the mermaid vanishes down her own illuminated blue path into another dream.
(Inventory #: 22197)
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