Where artists' books and the book arts meet online...
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
For those living in Brisbane, Breathing Space is an extraordinary exhibition on at Graydon Gallery, opening on the 25 February at 6 to 8pm. Six regional artists, all working in Queensland bring together the wealth and diversity of regional arts. As well as works from my new artist book "The secret Lives of Girlfriends" there will be the unbelievable sculptural work by John Olsen, whimsical assemblage work, by Trevor Spohr, the delightful paintings by Sue Hutton,…Continue
A review, these guys are doing heaps for artist books, please read when you have time.
The Book As Art was a great night, with a good turn out of artists friends and some critics all enjoyed the music, food and wine. The opening speech by the Programs officer Roana was very informed and the guest speaker, renowned artist and writer Jennifer Mcduff delivered a fantastic talk on the book as an art form Moreover nine works were sold with a genuine interested in the works presented. …Continue