From the Jessica Esch: Fill in the Blanks exhibition
"I’ve been called a stylist until I really could tear my hair out. And I simply don’t believe in style. The style is you. Oh, you can cultivate a style, I suppose, if you like. But I should say it remains a cultivated style. It remains artificial and imposed, and I don’t think it deceives anyone. A cultivated style would be like a mask. Everybody knows it’s a mask, and sooner or later you must show yourself—or at least, you show yourself as someone who could not afford to show himself, and so created something to hide behind. Style is the man." -Katherine Anne Porter
Katherine Anne Porter, The Art of Fiction No. 29, interviewed by Barbara Thompson Davis, The Paris Review, Issue 29, Winter-Spring 1963
1943 IBM Electric typewriter
Kroger Hazelnut Coffee packaging
3 3/4" x 5 3/4"