Hundreds of dismantled books have been torn systematically down to the slim margins. All of the words have been ripped away. A response to the historical loss of words.
Book suppression, Banned Books, Destroyed libraries. Eradicated cultures.
After the words and content have been ripped away.
The color of the ink is left behind as a memory of those words.
No Words, an installation using light and reflection, holds over a hundred dismantled books. Love rips the pages out of these books, leaving textured wordless forms. She transplants the books vertically onto a reflective and illuminated surface, to make a poignant and grave installation that suggests an alternate environment without words. Resonant in this work are the questions of, what happens when we remove the words from books? What happens to cultures when we destroy libraries and other cultural artifacts? Who tells the stories? Her installation, books are stripped bare, is a visual response to that loss.