all prints: Intaglio with a surface color roll, various dimensions

When we write, we focus on intent and content and the pages themselves become a transparent, unseen medium. But Zohar shifted her perception to the pages and by patiently “mimicking” and etching the lines that run through them, parallel like music scores, demonstrates that these are far from neutral: they are loaded with cultural codes specific to American culture and incomprehensible to those who were not raised in that context.
Have we ever considered, for instance, that between first and third grade the space between lines diminishes as the child learns to write? So that lines are not simply lines- they become traces of time into space. In other cases- steno, engineer, graph used by architects- the pages reflect the needs of specific professions.
The open pages are now framed by the unseen world that lies beyond them.

-- Carole Naggar