Aunt Maud is a tertiary character from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1962 novel, Pale Fire. She is described as a mediocre painter and scrapbook artist. Hermant creates a whole new life for this fictitious character by making Aunt Maud’s scrap book in the form of a cutting edge artist book. Hermant takes us on a fractured reimagining of the life of Aunt Maude that winds through the Luddite rebellion, oil crises in the Middle East and a full on Merman formal ball.
Aunt Maud’s scrapbook