Dianne Longley – Title of Book: Remember to Die, Remember to Live
Medium: 17 pages, concertina artist book made with inkjet prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 188gsm paper
Size: book closed 21 x 21 x 1.5cm, book open 21 x 378cm
Edition of 12: signed and numbered, 2008
Brief Description: An image of Gloria Swanson, photographed in 1924 through a veil of lace by American photographer Edward Steichen, was the starting point for the self-portrait works in Remember to Die, Remember to Live. I wanted to explore personal realities revealed via universal human experiences such as the unfolding of individuality, our links with past and future generations, and meditations on death and nothingness.
View works from the book in the slideshow below.