How wonderful to return to 'the dark side'! My books of late seem to have taken me much further into the light than I am used to with my work and it felt really good to take hold of some of my darker, more obscure work and turn it into my twelfth book for the year.
There is something very simple and wonderful in making a book with no sewing - a folded book. I remember learning this simple technique many many years ago in a workshop with Keith Smith and although I use it sparingly, I do like it. This method is a fun and easy one to make with children.
The book is 'readable' by turning the pages and looking at each section solely or by opening it out flat and seeing the whole story. By sheer nature of the intimacy of artists' books, I prefer seeing the small steps, part of the story, the slow reveal - the larger image broken down into small intriguing moments.
Hopefully when you open this particular style of book into its two dimensional version, the fragments coalesce to form a satisfying whole.