Elizabeth Sher, “Blog”



Partially open


Open with lid on the side


Detail of scroll


Artist: Elizabeth Sher (Oakland, CA)

Title: Blog (2012)

Medium/technique(s): Written with bamboo quill pen in French ink on rice paper.    Scroll handles turned by Paul Litsky.    Ash wood box with velvet and copper fabricated by Peter L’Abbe.

Edition size: Unique

Number of pages: One scroll

Dimensions, scroll: 12″ x 24′

Dimensions, box: 24″ x 9″ x 5″


Artist Statement:

BLOG (2012) offers an ironic hand-crafted comment on today’s obsession with incessantly sharing the minute details of our existence. This daily diary of my month at Can Serrat residency in Barcelona, Spain, is written with bamboo quill pen and French ink in a subconscious personal language. Being a Jew the idea of scroll is for me linked to the Torah, which the scroll handles reference. The case refers to the plain wooden box used for traditional Jewish burials.