Doug Beube
The Exodus

1995
altered book
9 x 11 x 2 in.
While drilling out the Hebrew text I was surprised to see that the pages would no longer lay flat, but instead their edges extended out in a wing-like formation like a bird about to take flight. In that moment, the book became for me a visual metaphor for the Jewish people fleeing captivity in Egypt. The tattered white paper edges along each word appeared as miniature shrouds.
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