For my work “Ensemble: thirteen stories for one orchestra”, I asked friends and family to send me a short memorable story about a musical instrument: a dream, an early recollection, an obsession, a funny anecdote: anything really, as long as it was important to them. Thirteen beautiful stories came back and most of them were about childhood memories.
This detail inspired the style for the illustrations, that I carved out of lino sheets; I liked to work on this technique as I felt that my effort of carving material away reflected the act of recalling and writing down old and lost memories.
I then digitalized the original illustrations and created a riso printed concertina book edition with one pop-up page, the illustrations on one side, and the stories on the other side.
Limited edition of 50, hand assembled, signed and numbered.
13×9 cm closed, 195×9 cm opened.