always present  is a hand printed book edition of 15.  

It explores cyclical thinking about what might have been, and what might be, both arriving and starting at the same point, the present.  

The text and images were printed on a Vandercook press.

The pages were bound with fishing line. The text is taken from TS Eliot's poem Burnt Norton

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.

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