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Beatrice Coron

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Concepts and Perceptions

Some English and French words differ only by pronunciation.
Ce livre est un livre en anglais et en français selon sa pronunciation.

Coron’s silhouette cutouts are incorporated into an accordion fold structure made from stainless steel and housed in a laid-in gray box. The contrasting words include “Redemption/Liberation;” “Discipline/Effort;” “Conscience/Effort;” and “Existence/Evidence.”

Artist Beatrice Coron wrote: “My ‘mother tongue’ is French, while my daily language is principally English. I’m constantly aware of my words, because I think both in French and English. In these daily exercises of searching for words, I discover linguistic oddities. My approximate pronunciation of English adds another dimension, one that lies somewhere in between the written and spoken word. My books explore phonetics, puns and association of ideas, unifying my French and American sides.”

Press: Printed by the Artist
Date: 2003
Number and Edition: 4 of 10
Size: 11” x 10.5”

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