Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Book Art Object and Out of the Box

Have been working on the following books for two exhibitions.

Book Art Object - have taken the sketches and been working on a mock up.  I have cut out the small lino prints and collaged them onto the inside of the book.  This will give me plenty of scope for printing on a variety of papers to achieve the fragmented effect I want.  I am pretty happy with how things are going, but still a long way to go. Haven't done any of the stitching, or the images for the cover and back or the colophon yet, but the overall look and feel of the book is coming along.  Last night I completed some smaller lino carvings and will do another couple of mock ups today.  What do you think?  Feedback is very welcome.

This book folds out like a map.  This is part of the centre fold. A repeat motif of a window (lino print) has been stamped across the inside. Could put the colophon here instead or on the back - what do you think?

Inside - opened. There will be stitching along both edges.

Totally opened.  Sorry about the messy background.  Two quotes from the poem - Learning Absences - have included. Gouche, pen and ink and acrylic make up the inside image.
Out of the Box  - my work in progress for an exhibition at the Bega Regional Gallery- something much more sculptural.  I don't know how happy they will be about constructing this entry. 

Needs a bit of tweaking but could be ok.  It is a book! - again I will collage prints around the petals and add embroidery.


  1. I'm just trying to catch up on all I've missed over the past couple of weeks - and there's so much. I love that you're showing how your book is coming on, mine still being in a muddle inside my head. But seeing what you and Amanda are doing is very inspiring and encouraging so I'll make a start.

  2. And thank you so much for your comforting words. There are some lovely friends in blogland.

  3. Hi Carol. My work looks better in blogland than it does in real life. I am more than happy to change exhibitions. Please see my comment on Book Art Object.

  4. it's good to see that your days at home are being so productive! I'll have to keep an eye out for that rather intriguing looking piece for out of the box - and the book art object piece is coming along marvelously! - I think you should go with your gut feeling about where you feel happiest with the positioning of the colophon

    well you have been a busy girlie then haven't you! great stuff

  5. Looking good. And I'm most intrigued by the ...flower tower? pagoda? whatever it is called, I like it!

  6. Thanks for the comments. Cheers.

  7. Hi Ida,
    Just found your blog! Not sure how I missed it before. Anyway have enjoyed looking back over your posts and am really interested in how the group book is coming along. It looks great and I love the way you are using the folding structure.The out of the box piece looks good too - can't wait to see it with the prints and embroidery.