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The Books of Time series was created in 1997 as an homage to my father who passed away in 1996. He was an electrician and shortly after he died I noticed a series of ledger books (from the 1970’s) with the names and hours of his employees. These books eventually morphed into six books titled: Lamb, Prayer, Innards, Flowers, Birds and Lust. In 2007 they were purchased by the Detroit Institute of Arts. In 2008 - 2014 the remaining ledger pages became part of another series title, The Book of Innocence inspired by William Blake’s Song of Innocence.

—Ed Fraga



The Book of Innocence (cover), 2008

digital print, gorilla glue on ledger cover

6.5 x 8 in.

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