On the Other Side of the Wallpaper
By Beata Wehr
Tucson, Arizona: Beata Wehr, 2004. One-of-a-Kind.
8 x 11"; 16 pages including exterior pages. Mixed media. Wallpaper attached by hand sewing. Hand sewn binding. Signed and dated by the artist on the back page. In Polish linen envelope with hand stitched sides. Paper clip closure. Signed and dated by the artist on the envelope.
Beata Wehr: "The book contains a wallpaper from a closet in my first own house. My husband and I bought it in Tucson, Arizona, in 1997 after 16 years of moving from one rental place to another on two different continents. I had to tame the house to make it my home.
"I was curious about all the people who lived here before me and the story of the house. One day I removed the intensely colored seventies wallpaper and examined what was on a backside. It could be read [like] a story and with a little bit of imagination some of the secrets seem to be revealed."