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it started when i was living in an old emroidering factory warehouse in a small town in mexico. there were a lot of nice big sharp needles everywhere.
so i put the sewing needles (the kind that you would use on an industrial sewing machine) in a pin vice and perforate the page along the lines i want. it takes a LONG time to keep punching through layers and you do have to make a LOT of holes to really perforate the pages enough so that they pop out, but if your the kind of person who doesnt mind taking their time like me...
you can use all different kinds of needles, flat head needles can make the edge more ragged, small round ones can give you a nice, tight, fluffy kind of edge. and you can get it to some really tight little corners and spirals.
this is a scene from 'Jericho', a little play of mine. its very tiny , but you can kind of see the fluffy edge made by the pin

enjoy..
and watch out for blisters!

Septimus Rex

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Available to everyone: Robert Jacks & Printed Matter 

10 September - 24 October 2016


Printed Matter is pleased to announce Available to Everyone: Robert Jacks and Printed Matter, curated by Peter Anderson.

The exhibition presents two connected bodies of material: a survey of artists’ books by Australian painter, sculptor and bookmaker Robert Jacks (1942-2014), and an extensive selection of publications drawn from Jacks’ own collection, many of which were purchased from Printed Matter in the early years of the organization.

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