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Natural Cheese (Living Locally)

By Erica Van Horn
Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland: Coracle Books, 2015. [Edition f 300].

5 x 6.5"; 20 pages. Photocopy with letterpress. Handsewn with pictorial wrappers.

The Book Remembers Everything"In her Living Locally series, Van Horn celebrates the landscape, culture, and community of her adopted home in rural Tipperary, Ireland. Collecting, documenting, and illustrating the regional language of the area, Van Horn both acknowledges her position as a kind of outsider (a 'blow in,' in the local slang, referring to 'anyone who moves here from somewhere else') and locates herself firmly within the community."

This is number 33 in the Living Locally series. It contains short snippets about food and drink observations from the artist about her local community. She begins with an observation about the Michelstown Cheese Factory's doors labeled "Natural Cheese" and "Processed Cheese." She continues with notes on the emptying of the sugar bowl, the ritual of tea, the purchasing dirty carrots, and other local curiosities.

Natural Cheese (Living Locally)

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