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Book of Fate

Martine Syms
Miniature Garden
Artists' Books
14 × 22 × 0.3 cm

A unique fortune-telling method using the juxtaposition of fruits and vegetables with various household objects. An artichoke on a chair signals the secret troubles of success and honor. A cabbage and a half-eaten petit fours warns of bad tidings and treachery. Martine Syms’s text echoes the vague wisdom of many a dream dictionary or omen encyclopedia, complete with numbered cross-references. Denise Schatz’s photographs provide examples of such auspicious interactions so you can look for everyday omens in your life.

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