“The books on my shelves have shaped me as a person and as an artist. Without the books I grew up around, I would not exist. I like to think you can tell a lot about a person from what they read.
For me, every book has a personality, a voice that speaks. The colour of the page, the look of the type, the smell of old pulp and mold, the powdery softness left on my fingers.
We are surrounded by texts, and it is sad to think that when we speak of the book, the future of it is most commonly discussed.
But, contrary to popular belief, I believe the book is alive and well, although its role in our lives is changing. In my project, I intend to show the reader the personalities of my most prized books in cataloguing them, and in some way, reveal a little of myself. In doing so I hope the reader will remember their own books and engage again with the texts and writings that shaped and moulded their personalities.”
“Dispelling loneliness, lovelessness, the quiet desperation of daily life, reading befriends and comforts.” S. Fischer, A History of Reading
See more if Tori’s work on her website at http://www.toriori.co.uk/