Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie
Deconstructing Elsie


A is for Apple

By Cathryn Miller
Saskatchewan, Canada: Byopia Press, 2011. Edition of 6.

4.25 x 6 x 4" wooden slat structure resembling an apple crate. Removable top. Variant of an altered book. Papier maché with digital graphic design. Materials: dictionary pages, Styrofoam, coated wire, recycled spruce timber, brass tacks, 100% cotton rag paper, PVA/starch paste mix. Ink jet printing.

Cathryn Miller: "The apple is made from random pages ripped from a decaying dictionary and adhered to a Styrofoam core. The 'excelsior' packaging inside the crate is coated with PVA/starch mix, cut, and curled from "A" pages of an antique dictionary, including the pages listing hereditary apple varieties. The apple is a recurring theme in both European mythology and Christian history: a long time embodiment of both learning and danger, sometimes it is just as simple as an apple for the teacher."
$300