A concertina book with a beautiful, rich, glossy, patina that resembles dark, coagulated, dried blood.  Made mostly  of handmade recycled paper and etchings.  A palimpsest that conceals more than it reveals.

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Remembering

A sunny late winter’s day that shattered

You were alone in the icy sea

I was chatting about

bikinis….

parties….

boys….

and the summer days ahead.

It was so instant.

Irreversible.

You were gone.

And I, suddenly

So very, very

Old

(remembering 8 September 1973)

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© Colleen Ross - Fine Artist - Cape Town - South Africa