TOUCHSTONE by Emma Crabtree
190mm x 250mm, 20 pages, risograph printed in black and metallic gold, coil bound, 2021
Touchstone investigates the interplay between taste and material surroundings. The objects and drawings speak to each other through their own unique taxonomy, forming their own narratives by complementing and contradicting one another. An animated text in the form of museum-like captions invites the reader to question what is real and what is deceptive, and which precedes the other - text or image. Like a living organism, the work grows, shifts, and spirals inwards on itself.