The Oblivion Seekers
Stephanie DeMer
10-1/2" x 11-3/4", 12 pages
Archival pigment prints
Laser etched plexiglass, custom wood band from tree fallen in Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, VA)

Images, Text: Stephanie DeMer
Design: Justin James Reed, Kelsey Dusenka

"Even in the darkest purlieu of Morocco's underworld such men can reach the magic horizon where they are free to build their dream—palaces of delight."
Isabelle Eberhardt

This doesn’t begin nor end with Isabelle Eberhardt, neither is it explained with The Golden Dome. These places and people are entangled in the complex story that exists for each of us who seeks and finds. Emerging is a path that opens when we peer into those deep questions that bind us to the universe; when boundaries are seamless and magic is boundless. I came to know fourteen other artists during The Golden Dome residency, where we explored The Lovers through practice, study, making, dreaming, singing, listening, and being. I came to know Isabelle through the survival of her posthumously published manuscript The Oblivion Seekers. How impossible, the salvaging of her words, the loss of her life; how impossible it always seems for art to survive.

Public Collections:
The Center for Book Arts