13″ x 38″ x 9.25″
I currently work in the form of the book, both as solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement. I create work and projects which push the boundaries of the book into new forms and materials, inviting altered ways of viewing the world and how we inhabit it. Although the work remains tethered to loose definitions of the book as structure, it is moving progressively into other sculptural and conceptual realms where devotion to material labor and passion for the haptic become muse.
Having worked in the realm of the built environment for many years, I am fascinated by the parallels between books and buildings in terms of architecture, meaning, and utility. Each constructs public and private spaces where stories are “read” on many levels, often revealing more than their authors and makers ever intended. My work seeks to offer places of contemplation, solace, and bafflement, while instigating exploration, investigation, and examination of what we think we know, and are.Debra Disman, Santa Monica, California
Photography credit: Bernard Wolf