From Nona Orbach's "Sad Maps" series (2010). From Gogol's The Coat (above) and Balzac's Pierta (below). Orbach explains, "My art is related to archeology. I invented a mound called Tel-Nona where I excavate: I am the digger, finds, and museum. Now, my mound is dealing with libraries, calligraphy, and palimpsests." More wonderful work, including "Pocket Dictionary" (2003) on her website, here.