"This sculpture really is magnificent. Well done, Jon. I'm interested if you made the wood structure yourself, or was it a found object you utilised? The 'circularity' really is quite attractive and pleasing to the eye. Any more…"
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re:" i guess the paper on the ground has some-how come from the larger document above. can you tell me more about this piece?"
A chapter from a book is hole punched and the paper on the ground is the positives from the holes. This is a maquette for a piece I am in the process of making, using a whole book - called 'Learning, memory and Conceptual processes'.
The idea behind it, is that the infomation missing from the text is all still there - and however unreadable it is, some of the context still percolates through. Also, over time the tiny punches will be lost as it travels... The title of the book is really important for the starting point of the meaning of the work, the sub title is an emotional response to receiving and taking in the written word.
Some of your book-wheels (never heard the term before) look awsome, and heavy! Particularly like the one with blue spines in the wooden structure. The spines of books on shelves often look intreaguing on an aesthetic level, and your taking the practicality out of them really shows it. It looks like it needs to be walked round...
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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