When I was in my second year at the University, i was fortunate to be part of a project initiated by Jo Luongo and Daniela Frumuseanu, through which artists from around the world would exchange books made by them for others to complete, called West meets East – A cultural book exchange.
The project gave me the opportunity to express my ideas through making books, collaborate and communicate with other artists. While making my own books, I realized I would rather use existing books and give them a new look and purpose. I would turn the book from an object of use to one of decoration. I worked for a while in an antique store and I started to collect books that were too damaged to be sold and than I took books discarded by friends. I use them to make book-objects and give them a new life, a new way to be read.
The first two books I did this way date from 2010 and reflect my interests of that period. I did a documentation about spiders and their webs for my Bachelor degree project, The weaver, and the books contain webs made of textile fibers.