Hardback, 21 x 29,5 cm
48 pages, 70 color and b&w images
In Fractal State of Being the author manipulates photographic elements (polaroids, photographs and photograms) and integrates notes, drawings and collages to create a very personal poem that is, at the same time, a sort of anthology of her annotations and sources of inspiration.
“My sketchbook is a physical form of my thoughts, my aquifer of ideas and meditations of the world as I experience and learn from it. It is where my psychological truth takes form and manifests. To study patterns in nature and draw them small and concentrated gives me time to meditate on the forms, shapes and expressions they give. Abstract forms are fascinating because they are not familiar to us and therefore when presented or seen -we have to accept them.
In this project I investigate emotions which do not have a physical shape. I use familiar and unfamiliar forms and patterns in nature; micro cosmos, water, skin and hair are used to investigate their physical and psychological expressions. Printing and drawing on and with my own body gives me the experience of edges between the objective and the mental world. By experimenting with my own emotions I perform for, collect, edit and re-edit my sketchbook.” – Sara Skorgan Teigen
This artist book started indeed 2012 as sketchbook for her final project at the ICP – originally made in a Moleskine and later reproduced and published by Journal in 2014.
The book was selected for the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award in 2014 and shortlisted in Arles for the 2015 Book Award.