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.