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The exploration of book as a means to convey ideas has held my interest for a decade or more. My first attempt to draw up a range of ideas from the words of others was at postgraduate level. The book titled, “The hanging of Macbeth” was a large project based on the work by William Shakespeare. The portrayal of the Weird Sisters in the play, ‘Macbeth’ proved to be incredible sources of influences and complexities. My intention was not to provide a literal commentary of the play but to interpret it wholly in personal imagery, using it as a vehicle to express and give form to my ideas.
From that time on book art has taken me on many journeys and I find that using literature fact or fiction, scientific or political is a constant and successful way of working. Recent work explores the possibility of human cloning in the ‘Eve Revisited’ from the book of clones. While ‘The Red Shoes’ series investigates children’s stories from a different viewpoint.
My book art may be a standing installation, shadow boxes or tiny work that fits in ones hand. Materials used in creating my book art are determined by the subject matter and by my response to the topic