I'm interested in sequence, structure, colour, pattern and movement and make long concertina and tunnel books from found pages and painted papers. I make architectural pieces that meander and curve, have momentum through movement and can be explored in relation to the body and the camera.
The work involves simple repetitive processes - folding, tearing and glueing pieces together - I find this addictive.
I've recently shared my books at BABE 2013, Plymouth Arts Centre and Resurrecting the Book at the Library of Birmingham and post experiments regularly to my blog.
I started making books at a bookbinding course at Dartington Craft Education with Mary Bartlett as part of my MA in Visual Performance at Dartington College of Arts 2006-08 and found my own way of piecing together structures.
I'm interested in collaborating with other book artists and am looking for new contexts to share the work.
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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