What Is The Point
This project is in progress.  It is made up of two cased collections, "What Is the Point," which explores my experience with suicidal depression, and "The Point," which explores recovery.  Here you can see the first 'drafts' and some remakes from both collections.  As I remake and refine these book objects, I am also exploring how to reproduce them, as they are not meant to be unique and untouchable but accessible to those who most need them.
The Conundrum
The Suicide's Sestina
What I Cannot Tell You
The Suicide's Dread Love
No Word Death
The Conundrum
(remake with miniature diorama)
Puzzle book.  2  ¾" x 3 1/8" x 7/8". 
Book board, fiber paper, Canson paper, parchment, acrylic paint, magnetic beads, embroidery floss.  2009.

Vade Mecum for the Suicidal
Change-pocket book. 1.75" x 1.875. 2007.
Vade Mecums  (sold)
(Remake of first vade mecum that includes three miniature books: Nostalgia, Insomnia, and Melancholia.)
Books:  9/10" x 1" x 1/8".  Backings:  1 ¼" x 1 5/8".  2009.
Book board, parchment paper, fiber paper, Canson paper, acrylic paint, inkjet printed.

Works from "The Point"

Vade Mecum for the Suicidal
(Remake of first Vade Mecum with miniature painting)
Miniature book.  0.1825" x 0.6875".  2010.
Parchment paper, archival B&R paper, gouache, ink, inkjet printed text.

Copies of this Vade Mecum are also available.  Photocopied onto archival B&R paper, inkjet printed on parchment, gold ink decoration on back cover, signed.
This box and its contents are part of an installation that I have been working on for some time.  The text is about the suicides of two dear young women, the daughter of a friend and my cousin, and the effort to comprehend or at least come to terms with these tragedies.
read the book--
coming soon

patricia sarrafian ward

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