“Marginalia” is an interactive library of used books found in secondhand bookstores that have been marked or written in by their previous owners. Visitors were invited to open and examine the books and explore their markings. The installation also includes a collection of items left in the books by previous owners, displayed in a vitrine, as well as original artworks that I created from the marks in the books.. Marginalia was recently on display at MASS MoCA as part of the exhibition Bibliothecaphilia and was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and numerous regional newspapers.

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The following pieces are works on paper inspired by the used books in my collection. These include heavily highlighted pages with the text removed and a star chart featuring the hand drawn stars taken from the margins of the books.

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The following pages are some highlights from my collection.

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The exhibition at MASS MoCA also features a large display case featuring objects that had been used as bookmarks and that I found in the pages of the used books.