Sacha Baumann is an artist and designer living and working in Los Angeles.

Romanticizing Day 10 #100DaysStudioObj

Romanticizing Day 10 #100DaysStudioObj

I am not exaggerating when I say I love this book and it is has been an important source of inspiration and material in my work since I found it on the street in Napa Valley more than a decade ago.

I haven't actually read it, but I know the general gist of the story. Something about a marriage that doesn't work and a servant and longing and unrequited love. And a piano.

The fact that the book is a found object makes it more precious to me. I've always been a sucker for personal trash of the bookish, wordy type. The patinaed hue of the pages and the wonderful small phrases and individual words in it mesmerize me. It is "The Gift of Love."

When I pick it up and start leafing through I have a hard time putting it down. I'm reading it, but not in the traditional way. I pick up tidbits and individual words. And then I want to cut them out and paste them down.

"Sometimes love and beauty can be too painful."

Progress for Day 11 #100DaysStudioObj

Progress for Day 11 #100DaysStudioObj

Leggy Day 9: #100DaysStudioObj

Leggy Day 9: #100DaysStudioObj