Guatemala: Country of Eternal Spring

Guatemala: Country of Eternal Spring explores my personal geography: a place that has helped to make me who I am. Guatemala, a country that prospers in culture (among many other elements), is home. Both of my parents were born in Guatemala, and have brought me over a few times in my childhood. Every time I went to visit, I would fall in love all over again and appreciate where I came from. The artist book takes form of a simple wooden box that transforms into a Mayan pyramid, such as one you would see in Tikal. It holds four containers, each categorized and containing objects of sentimental value from my trips to Guatemala. The containers not only supply factual text of each category, but my own words of how I obtained these objects. The base of the pyramid contains Stephen S. Hall's essay "I, Mercator", which helped me define what a personal geography is. A HUGE thank you to my father who helped me with the wood and transforming it to something beautiful! And a big thanks for DA! for helping me figure out how to work a laser cutter!

What does it mean to be “from” somewhere, “of” someplace?
 
This artist book explores my personal geography: a place that has helped to make me who I am. Guatemala, a country that prospers in culture (among many other elements), is home.
 
It takes form as a simple box, but once opened it collaspes into a pyramid similar to the ones the Mayans made in Tikal. There are four containers, each categorized and containing sentimental valued objects from my trips to Guatemala. 
 
It takes form as a simple box, but once opened it collaspes into a pyramid similar to the ones the Mayans made in Tikal.
The base of the pyramid contains Stephen S. Hall's essay "I, Mercator", reading it helped me go through a journey understanding what home meant to me.
 The box holds four containers, each categorized and containing objects of sentimental value from my trips to Guatemala.
The containers not only supply factual text of each category, but my own words of how I obtained these objects.
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