The Stages of Rot • First Edition Hardcover Book
The Stages of Rot is an intimate storybook recounting of obsession and loss, fear and catharsis, all candidly communicated through hand-developed film photography and dreamlike prose. The piece was thoughtfully created over the course of a year by visual artist Eden Tijerina and photographer Celina Odeh.
This handmade, limited-run numbered first edition was independently designed and published with artistic variations unique to each copy: a handwritten and wax-sealed letter from the author; foldout pressed flower pages; a plant-dyed cerement scented with an essential oil fragrance especially made for this project; and other personal touches. These elements have been included exclusively with the first edition to mark the gifting of something precious and meaningful to a dear friend.
A second printing of The Stages of Rot will be made available in the future for those who miss this run, without the artists' additional, special touches.