Sunday, 23 June 2013

birthing twins .....

way too many photos - I have already removed ten from this post
I took ten times as many as this  .......
'ode to fallen angels' 
became two books....

details and fragments
very difficult books to birth 
but I am happy with them.



























20 comments:

  1. These look wonderful - how I'd like to see them 'in the flesh'!

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    1. Thanks Charlton. I like to think that they look better in the flesh. Part of the wonder of artist's books is that experience of handling them, being able to look at them intimately. The feel of the paper often adds to the experience too - and the turning of the pages, wondering what is next in the story ...... none of this really translates with photography.

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  2. I love the way you attached the pages. I am liking thread more and more as I create more works on paper that can be connected.

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    1. Thanks Roberta. I only starting using thread in my artwork a year ago - dont often use it but it always adds interest. Of course, in various binding techniques for the books, thread is always used. There are so many wonderful techniques as you would be finding out.

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  3. A visual feast - glad you included all of these.

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    1. Glad you didn't think I over did it with the photos - kept them small so the abundance wasn't too overwhelming. The book is hard to photograph showing the work - it doesn't actually standhorizontally as I have shown in a number of photographs, though they can, but I have designed them to hang vertically. Or of course, they can just stay in their book cases which I have not yet designed.

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  4. I love the stone-like shapes emerging from the dark, beautiful.

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    1. I like working with that sense of things emerging from the shadows. Thank you. Lucky winner of Fiona's print!

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  5. SB - amazed - agree with CLB - visual feast; and what a memory or two to hold. B

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    1. Thanks Barry. I was fun to place various symbols within the work that hold special meaning for me.

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  6. Gorgeous! Just takes my breath away.-Julie

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  7. Thanks Julie. It is great to be back in the studio again working away. The books took quite an effort coming together and often that concentrated effort leads onto/into other ideas. Looking forward to investigating further.

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  8. Mmmm I can see why you became besotted with the photographs they are overwhelmingly a delightful feast for the eyes! It's interesting to see how you have brought the marks through on each of them and of course I can't wait to see them - lucky me! It's nice that there are two as well - one each for you and your friend in a way...

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    1. Thanks Fiona - so glad you enjoyed them in the flesh today too - and had that wonderful haptic pleasure!

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  9. beautiful, i echo many thoughts of the writers above, and wish i could hold them and read them with that haptic pleasure.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Velma - it sent me scurrying off to the dictionary to see what 'haptic' meant and just what kind of pleasure you were having!!! Fiona was here today and she and I enjoyed repeated use of the phrase 'haptic pleasure' . Clearly it has been part of my DNA and now I have a name for it ....... :-)
      A little bird mentioned today that there is a chance we may get to see you over here in Australia. Yay.

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  10. Oh what beauty you have created! I love the creams and white with bits of scribbles emerging from the surrounding blacks. I love the valleys and mountains created by each page as they open. I have looked and looked at the pictures (more would have been fine with me) - enlarging each one to have a better look. I want to reach through the computer to hold it, open it slowly exploring each beautiful page. SIGH....

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    1. What a gorgeous comment Kim. Thank you.

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  11. Your work always impresses me beyond words. So what can I say when I'm beyond words? I've gone through this series of images again and again, and I finally came to the conclusion that the most striking thing about this work lies beyond the imagery. They convey so much! Love the title too. XX

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    1. Hello Ersi. I really appreciate your being able to sense what lies 'beyond the imagery'. You understand my work well. Thanks for the inciteful comment. x

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