The text for the book is a quote which Reggie gave to the class
from “Anam Cara” by John O’Donahue: “The human heart is a
theater of longing.” The text refers to the urgency of this
I decided to use sharp angled lines on the cover and most of the
pages. When closed, the book reveals part of a photo of a rocky
shoreline with deep crevasses. The photo seemed to express the
angst of the quote and also set the limited palette for the
book, mostly black, white and grey.
I also liked the calligraphic appearance of the shadows and
texture of the stones in the photo.
In the later pages, the shapes are less harsh, more curvilinear
and the transparencies, which were made from Reggie’s stained
glass images, lend a somewhat dreamlike sense to the book. I
made limited use of colored and textured paper to give some
relief to the harsh palette. The overlapping shapes of the pages
were meant to conceal and reveal the text which is repeated as
the pages are turned.