The process of making this book became a personal ritual. I started by cutting and folding a sheet of red mulberry paper into a singe-sheet book. Then, working at the same time every day (in the same late afternoon light), I cut and folded a rectangle of cardstock, matte black on one side and metallic on the other, playing with patterns of light and shadow. One cloudy day almost foiled my plan, but I decided to stay with the pattern of working at the same time on successive days rather than wait for another sunny day.
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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