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Amelia Bird
Anna Daedalus
Bonnie Thompson Norman
Bryan Kring
Carrie L. Larson
Casey Gardner
Cathryn Miller
Charlene Asato
Christine Martell
Colin Frazer
Cynthia Colbert
Cynthia Nourse Thompson
Dennis Yuen
Emily Martin
Erin Sweeney
Heather Doyle-Maier
Heather Kasvinsky
Joanne Price
Joshua Orr
Karen Chew & Nanette Wylde
Karen Kunc
Kelly Parsell
Kyle Holland
Laurie Weiss
Lesley Mitchell
Linda K Johnson
Lori Reed
Marie Marcano
Merike van Zanten
Peggy Johnston
Ravi Shukla + S. Arden Hill
Rebecca Chamlee
Rebecca Childers
Sammy Seung-min Lee
Sarah McDermott
Servane Briand
Sun Young Kang
Turner Hilliker


Merike van Zanten

Acton, Maine

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Lovers Game

vintage metal watch parts cabinet, glass vials, paper

3 x 13 x 10 closed; 3 x 13 x 18 open

© 2011


Lovers Game is a vintage two-drawer watch parts cabinet with its original glass vials. Each glass vial contains one archival inkjet-printed word on Hahnemühle Copperplate paper. The words in the ”I love you” drawer all sweet and dreamy, the ones in the ”I love you not” are not so sugary. It is up to the player(s) to form sentences by mixing up the vials, as is done with magnetic refrigerator poetry.

Merike van Zanten got her BA (Hons) Ceramics from the University of the Creative Arts, Rochester, England. In 2002 she came to the USA, and began working in the book arts. She has done commissioned work in the USA and The Netherlands, and has work in private collections in The Netherlands, England, and the USA.