Aileen Bassis

Four Notebooks/Italian Lives

In the Fall of 2016, I was invited to spend a month at the Sabinarti Cultural
Association, an artist residency in a small mountain town in the Sabine hills of
central Italy.  My project was to make some unique artists books about lifelong
residents of this small town. With the help of a translator, I interviewed and
photographed several men and women. I found a trove of old school
notebooks (quaderni) that I scanned and incorporated into these books.