RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.

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Michelle Kim

I am a student in the Modern American Poetry class at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. My class worked on these books with visiting artist Wendy Wolf. Modern American Poetry is co-taught by Molly W. Pugh and Elizabeth Vorlicek and combines the study of poetry, from the Modernist era, with the studio practice of making artist’s books.

student project

RiTUAL - Michelle Kim, Episcopal HIgh School

My daily rituals and my love of collage work inspired this book. I used a layer of tracing paper to create a sense of atmosphere in this book. I tried to illustrate the quiet, but hectic late nights spent cramming for a test in my creepy and creaky dorm.