"My personal favourite is Tomoko Fuse. Although most japanese authors writng about origami provide step by step pictorial instructions that meander across the page which suits me perfectly.
By the way I love the fibres and references to textiles you…"
Phiona Richards creates interactive book sculptures and intriguing jewellery using traditional needlework techniques.
"Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence and regenerate them into pleasing tactile structures using a variety of needlework techniques. Although they appear to be fragile and delicate they are quite robust and interaction becomes a therapeutic experience on many sensory levels."
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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