Point of Origin: A Monographic Memoir
At over 400 pages, Point of Origin: A Monographic Memoir is the debut book by East African sculptor Valerie Piraino. This hardcover printing brings beautiful reproductions of Piraino's work together with design details like a gold ribbon bookmark and foil stamped covers.
Both memoir and monograph, Piraino defines herself and her creative work in her own words and images. Weaving her life story, personal pictures, and over fifteen years of work as a sculptor, Piraino shares some of her early influences, including her formative years throughout Africa and the impact of personal loss.
"This is a story of the little things that have been huge. Keys along the way that have opened doors to the creative unfolding of my life. There are far too many to name. This memoir is an articulation of some of the biggest little things, like you are what you make time for. That simple truth was a catalyst at a point when I was desperate to shift away from living a life outside of myself. Opening myself up to that truth, bit by bit, guided me to a path of living a life of appreciation and love."
- From the Preface