This sounds like a fascinating project!
What makes a book iconic? A big question and I hope others here have some answers too!!! Why are some books iconic, and others not? It strikes me that the iconic books that you're listing above…"
Thanks for your response - had a look at your work, and you're so prolific! Really loved Finnegans Wake series, and I can see what you mean about your sketchbooks having the same value as your exhibited work.
In awe of your book on…"
"There seems to be a growing interest artist's working drawings...
I keep visual diaries which are a record of my processes and plot my internal journey - I think my sketchbooks are as much my creative practice as finished/exhibited…"
"Hi Arlyn, I love your interpretation of the seascapes on Rhode Island, as I live near the sea in Essex, UK, on the mouth of the Thames, 40 miles downriver from London, and some of my ceramic work explores seascape.
Thank you again for sharing! Much…"
"The accordian ISLAND BOOK is a collection of digital images I made on Block Island (Rhode Island USA). Every year I return to the sea for recharging and to the sandy shorelines and escarpments for inspiration. Yes, the hanging BOOK IN A NET recalls…"
"Hi Arlyn! Some really gorgeous work, I love the accordion book and I'm fascinated by the book in a net! Hanging books from the waist was a medieval practice, and this harks to that idea for me... and I love the use of color and texture in your…"
Thank you, it was really interesting to read about your practice , and I'll have a look at your books, I'm sure they'll be gorgeous!
I think that's the scary thing - the blank page, and sketchbooks are so precious…"
The accordian ISLAND BOOK is a collection of digital images I made on Block Island (Rhode Island USA). Every year I return to the sea for recharging and to the sandy shorelines and escarpments for inspiration. Yes, the hanging BOOK IN A NET recalls the belt books of medieval times, and also the folk belt pockets of Scandinavia and other earlier cultures.