Just about every available surface in my studio is covered in piles - bits of images, scraps of paper, and studies for paintings. These materials are the fodder for the “real” work that I do, quietly carrying on conversations behind the scenes from one table top to the next. This book began out of a reshuffling of some of these piles. As I moved the scraps around, a narrative started to form, organized around a postcard of Botticelli’s tiny Annunciation painting that I picked up years ago. Many of the visual motifs that I repeatedly play with find echoes in this painting: framed views, doubled spaces, and the transformative potential of light. This artist book offers a portable glimpse into my studio practice, its pages becoming an architectural surface upon which distinctions between proximity and distance temporarily dissolve under the raking rays of afternoon light.