Reading History: Reconstructed Books
Reading History refers to the artist's re-reading of the past through old books as well as taking an historic view of reading.
Marsh reinvents history by combining titles and bookcovers with drawings of people reading. Motivated by a love of
books and nostalgia for the idea of books and reading, she collects books no longer relevant or useful. Withdrawn
from a library or neglected at a book sale, the books have been transformed from a container of content to a visual object.
The artist finds that reassembling the book parts gives them new life, and a story about reading and history repeating itself--
a recycled history--is revealed.