Steno Books, filled with writings and drawings by Lucia Eames over a two-decade period, served as the test ground for her development of a vocabulary of nearly 50 motifs.  

For lack of a better word, when we began scanning and tagging Lucia Eames’s Steno Books, we came across a number of images that appeared to be nearly stacked with one motif upon another.  Nearly sculptural in feel, they were quite different from another group which was tagged “Chain” whereby motifs were strung together.