I have finally finished my 'burn book'. Tick. The books meet on Wednesday and Fiona and I are pretty excited to see what we have come up with, considering the starting point we both had. This was one of those collaborations in theme and materials and we haven't actually spent time together working on the books so neither of us has any idea what the other book looks like. There must be a resemblance of course as we are working with the same materials. Watch out for our posts on Wednesday night.
For the last LONG while it seems, I have been playing with ideas for this book and most of that time seemed to come up with ideas which were much more along the lines of what not to do ....
We are hoping that these two books will form the centrepiece or highlight of our collaboration so it is quite an important book and as such necessitated quite a deal of thought and work. The photographs below are nothing like my book, but they were very earnest efforts in trying to visualise a way forward. To no avail. They make quite interesting photographs though, and maybe on a small scale, would work very beautifully as a book. But not this time.
As well as learning what not to do, I have learnt a great deal about burning, controlled burning. Well mostly. The house remains standing and I still have all my curls and eyebrows. Seriously though, I have learnt techniques about controlling burns to achieve the effect you are wanting. Not always easy where paper and fire are involved.
over to New Zealand to stay at Moeraki on the South Island. There we will be working with the
Moeraki Boulders .... finding heaps of inspiration I hope.