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Black Square (From the series Split Shapes), 
Artist Book
Black Square (From the series Split Shapes),
Artist Book
Paper, book tape, paper wrap and acetate
Variable size (8”X 8 X 1/2” closed)
2016

This artist book Black Square arises from the series called Split Shapes. In this series, I reflect on the idea of being part of something at some point and by certain eventualities have been separated in different individual fragments, creating a kind of puzzle where each individual fragment retains the potential to fit with the other parts even if the separation is permanent.


Black Square artist book is also inspired by the geometric Chinese puzzle Tangram, which consists of a square shape separate in seven individual shapes, in this case each shape is made of black paper attached in pages of acetate, forming a square by placing the acetate pages one on top of the other in the correct position. The square image can vary according to the order of the pages, and can be seen through a translucent white paper placed on the opening of both covers of the book.