In the afternoons I often walk Remi in the arroyo near St. John’s College here in Santa Fe. Not too long ago, I came upon a dozen phone books that had been dumped alongside the otherwise pristine trail. Having just read an article on Julius Friedman’s book project (, I felt inspired to take a photo of these weathered lumps. As time went on, I took more photos and delighted in discovering what could be done with them.

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