THE IDEA OF PRESERVATION: WELL . . . SORT OF 
In 2003 I purchased a worm-eaten book in Zhaoquing City, Guangdong, China. Back in Hong Kong, I transformed the book’s fragile pages into a three volume accordion book titled BookWorm. In the third volume I began to question my motives for working with the old text. Was I preserving Chinese culture; was I obliterating it; was I making it into something else?

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incogneato
Wrote 4 years ago
@harrylyme Aha ... the work ethic rises!

harrylyme
Wrote 4 years ago
@suburbhater It's satisfying to know that we do not have to understand everything that we create -- that viewers create the meaning too !

harrylyme
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@incogneato I have been a masher-upper all my life. Polyvore just makes it so easy that I feel guilty -- sometimes.

goldsyn
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AMAZING

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