Things I Wanted To Tell You by Kristen Merola is a project based on the compulsion to free oneself of ideas and thoughts believed to be unproductive, although significant. Kristen has photographed her many diaries and notebooks where compulsive entries are written over the top of one another thereby erasing ideas, thoughts, and emotive feelings through the act of writing. The obsessive need to write diaristically is glaringly revealed even if the words themselves are unreadable. The photographs poetically paced in this volume divulge seasons of the mind that frame a code of jumbled, overwritten thoughts. In the end, Kristen’s work is illuminated through obstruction.

full color, hardcover,
96 pages, 5" x 7.5"
PBB01010, ISBN: 0-9767490-9-2

$125 (+$5 shipping)