Homage to the Ancients

A Place to Rest One’s Palms by Jaz Graf.

A Place to Rest One’s Palms, 2019

Cyanotype on handmade paper from Thai Kozo (mulberry), Mitsumata, Philippine Gampi, Soapnut natural dye, Handmade rope and covers from Thai Kozo

Dimensions variable (can be open or closed as a folded book) when open 88 in. x 42 in. x 1.5 in.

The sewn structure is based on the binding of ancient palm leaf manuscripts. Patterns of my ancestor’s hand woven silk textile depict a traditional lotus motif with architectural stupas. The visual vocabulary of symbols are spacial interpretations, conjugating the actual experience of the land.

Published by jaz graf

artist and curator

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