Material Collection

Casting & bookbinding

All the objects for a fictional materials archive. The collection celebrates materiality and investigates hoarding, preservation, and conservationism in relation to the perceived worth of both craft objects and natural artifacts.

12 books, storage flat file crate with Letraset, labels with foil and rubber stamping, stencils, dyed textiles, marmoreal jesmonite, rubber bands. Various sizes.

Shown at Image Landscapes, RISD Gelman Gallery, 2015–2016, and at 2x4, the 8th Annual Dual Degree Program Exhibition, Brown University Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 2016.

Eli Block © 2018