Old Books | Proust project

The first image in the Proust project is old books. An excerpt of the introductory quotation: For a long time I would go to bed early. Sometimes, the candle barely out, my eyes closed so quickly that I did not have time to tell myself: “I’m falling asleep.” And half an hour later the thought that it was time to look for sleep would awaken me; I would make as if to put away the book which I imagined was still in my hands, and to blow out the light.  Marcel Proust Swann's Way

inspiration images | old books | c Heather Hancock 2014


Visual prototypes for this section are underway. Drawing on the palette of wines and ambers of old books, the notion of activation and accessing fragments of long-term memories is conveyed using a combination of color and grayscale.

WIP | Proust project | glass palette

WIP | Proust visuals | Old books | Heather Hancock c 2014

WIP | Proust visuals | Old books | Heather Hancock c 2014


Next up in the series: hawthorns in pink. Read more about this project here.