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Many thanks Robert

for affording us all the opportunity to meet on this platform, to establish firm book bonds which quite a few of us will carry on from here, and for all your care and time this site has taken.  See More
Sep 19, 2016

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Many thanks Robert

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 23:24 5 Comments

for affording us all the opportunity to meet on this platform, to establish firm book bonds which quite a few of us will carry on from here, and for all your care and time this site has taken.  …


An Encyclopedia of Everything Turns 300 Books

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:30 0 Comments

20th July 2013.

I have started the collation (massive task!) and systematic documentation of all the works received for An Encyclopedia of Everything, for an on-line catalogue due for down loading when this installation is exhibited in October (D.V. at the KZNSA Gallery in Durban). Two highpoints stand out for me. One, the date of An Encyclopedia of Everything turning 100 books was 29th July 2013. This means that in just a year, over 200 books have been made and swopped and travelled…


The Dissemination of Unique Books into the World as Mail Art

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 20:32 3 Comments

I predominately make one-off unique books. When they are bought, they sit on shelves gathering dust, very seldom seeing the light of day. So now, once they are made, I cut them up and send them out as mail art into the world. A process based art practice.  The World is a Town, inspired by the Novgorod Codex was the first recycled hand made book to  suffer this fate. The second book to undergo the knife is Bones of Contention. This work originally took nine months to complete. In one…


The World is a Town

Posted on September 26, 2010 at 3:36 2 Comments

The World is a Town is a unique artist's book I made in 2009. It is

based on the Novgorod Codex which dates back to the 11th century. For

further information on this book see my website - it is Book 38.

ANYWAY!! I intend to disseminate this work as Mail Art. Everyone who sends me

mail art interpreting the title "The World is a Town" will receive a

mail art piece of this… Continue

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At 0:59 on March 21, 2015, Andreina Argiolas said…

Thank you

At 4:44 on February 6, 2015, Maria Luz said…



At 3:44 on November 5, 2014, Karen Alekyan said…

HI, many thanks:))

At 10:52 on October 10, 2014, Marie Wintzer said…

Yaaay, my first friend :-)) 

At 9:38 on May 27, 2014, catherine mc cue boes said…

hi Cheryl the book exhibition does look great and is a bit hard to get all the works in the photoes but very glad it is up with just the  artist talks and opening to go.

At 0:13 on April 12, 2014, Maddy Pethick said…

hi Cheryl

nice to join the group - not new to this site but only just starting to join in : )

At 4:17 on July 30, 2013, fátima queiroz said…

Hi, Cheryl

How are you?



For you....thanks!


At 18:56 on February 25, 2013, Colleen Ross said…

Dear Cheryl,

Thanks so much for your very kind words about my book "10 Seconds of Falling" for your "Encyclopaedia of Everything" Collaboration.  And an unlimited thank you to you for triggering my new found interest in making books - resulting from that course you gave at The Labia some years ago.   :-)

At 4:25 on February 15, 2013, Angie Cope said…

Oh boy Cheryl. March 10th is

At 10:07 on February 9, 2013, rObfOs said…

Hi Cheryl,  thanks for the welcome.  I've had a look at your blog and your images are really intriguing and interesting.  I'm pretty new to the phenomenon of collaborative book arts, with my first project being BookArtObject2012.  I'm looking forward to doing more and "meeting" more interesting artists like yourself.  Kind Regards,  Robyn (rObfOs)


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