Creating an artist book is often a cross between a sculptural object and other media like printmaking. I have made books to tell stories, books on themes set by international exchange projects, accounts of family life or politics.
Some books are bound paper, cast metal, fabric, wired or glued, stitched or crocheted.
’10 Mt Gilead Rd’
Altered Book – an old Blood Bank diary painted with black paint. Each page has a chinagraph pencil drawing of some detail of things around my house, metal railings, dishes in the sink, shampoo bottles, clothes line, fly screen door, down pipes, books, drawer handles, window frames, brass bells hanging from the blinds. Each page has been coated with waterproof clear acrylic paint.
‘In the Finke’
2 Concertina books with a Codex book watercolour and ink drawing.
‘Before The e Words’ A collection of paper and objects that have been replaced by electronic devices, bound into a hard cover, A6, stitched book.
‘A Pin in the Brain’ screenprint on fabric, business card folder, printed cards, old credit cards
Exchange Books from the Artist Books 3.0 International Exchange. For the Encyclopedia of Everything.
‘Hand Cut’ stitched A6 book, collograph on paper with cut outs
Heat exchange concertina book
‘Three’ Concertina book knitted and crocheted over wire
d2b03 -4 Concertina book stitched in slip cover
India Printmaking Diary
A collection of printed labels and ephemera collected during a trip to India and Nepal from Sydney, Australia compiled in a book made in India from cotton.