This accordion book is about the pandemic experience – the dwindling of life into a sequence of daily tasks, time seeming to move at a crawl and, yet, uncounted moments slipping by. This work both looks out at our more limited world and inside at the incessant movement of our hours. The pages that have images about time are in black and white and smaller paper, making the viewer hesitate to turn the pages just as we stop and start throughout the day. Edition of 5
Aileen Bassis is a NYC artist and poet. Her artist's books are in many public collections including Yale, Swarthmore and Lafayette College. She received artist grants from the Puffin Foundation, Queens Council on the Arts and NJ State Council on the Arts. Her solo exhibits include Watson Institute at Brown University, York College in Queens and Ohio University in Athens. Her artist books have been exhibited at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, Cornell Museum at Rollins College, Hunterdon Art Museum, Jersey City Museum and others.