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against the waves
Anaïs Abreu D’Argence
On March 28, 1941, Virginia Woolf filled the pockets and inside cover of her coat with stones and walked into the River Ouse, near her home in Sussex. Years before she had written: “Against you, I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death! The waves broke upon the shore”

The artist Anaïs Abreu creates a tridimensional experience of Woolf’s words, baring them down and guiding the way back to ourselves.

Bilingual. Handmade. Hand-bound. Only 5 pieces made.

La Dieresis Editorial Artesanal, 2019

Lady Lazarus
Anaïs Abreu D’argence



“Dying
Is an art, like everything else.  
I do it exceptionally well
.“

This book is an exploration of Lady Lazarus, Sylvia Plath acclaimed poem. The piece constructs a new reality using a sequence of photographs and a shocking visual ending.

Edition of 10 bilingual, three-dimensional pieces/poems created, printed, and hand-bound by Anaïs Abreu D’argence.


La Diéresis Editorial Artesanal, 2020

Army
Anaïs Abreu D’argence



May 15, 1940 Virginia Woolf writes in her diary:
This idea struck me: the army is the body : I am the brain. Thinking is my fighting.”
Anaïs Abreu uses this quote and takes it to it’s limits. She adds a quote from The waves providing the piece a voice beyond death. Virgina Woolf is still alive.

Bilingual. Edition of 10 numbered pieces. The box and cover of each book is a collage using red thread. The interiors are handpainted using a caligraphy pen.


La Diéresis Editorial Artesanal, 2020

Mirror
Anaïs Abreu D’argence



“I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions./Whatever I see I swallow immediately/Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.“

This book is an exploration of Mirror, Sylvia Plath’s celebrated poem. The piece plays with concepts like vacuity and fools with the relationship between space and time that we usually find in a book.

Edition of 10 bilingual, three-dimensional pieces/poems created, printed, and hand-bound by Anaïs Abreu D’argence.


La Diéresis Editorial Artesanal, 2020

Kind of blood
Anaïs Abreu D’argence



Kind of blood is an exploration of menstrual’s blood complex color palette, misjudgments, mixed feelings, and emotions. The title reminds us of Miles Davis's acclaimed Kind of blue and the wide amount of tonalities the same color can achieve when seen through different perspectives.

Edition of 10 bilingual, tridimensional poems written, created, printed, and hand-bound by Anaïs Abreu D’Argence.

La Diéresis Editorial Artesanal, 2021






A book can also exist as an autonomous and self-sufficient form, including perhaps a text that emphasizes that form, a text that is an organic part of that form: here begins the new art of making books. (Ulises Carrion)

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