Artists Books 2001-2003

A SELECTION OF MY ARTISTS BOOKS FROM 2001 - 2003


Patterns of Identification 2003
Twenty small plan fold books in balsa wood boxes on perspex stand.
Arches text wove paper, ink, printing ink, balsa wood, acrylic paint.
Books 5 x 7 x 2.5 cm. each.  Box 33 x 33 x 5 cm.

The installation explores identification and recognition by a distinguishable pattern developed in each book with embossing, drawing and collographs.  The theme of the work is an expression of individuality and equality across race and gender.





Global warming 2003
Simple codex structure
Layered torn paper in Perspex folder.
 Arches paper, gouache, silver thread, crystal beads.
20 x 14 x 3 cm.

White pages of snow merging into blue pages of waterways arranged in an upward layered
 pattern of rising levels with drops of ice crystals on the surface.




Watermarks 2003
Engraved perspex in perspex box
8 x 17 x 4 cm.

Subtle water patterns have been engraved into the surface of the perspex.
These patterns are best viewed with light behind them like watermarks on paper. 
Made for the exhibition Watermarks at Noose Regional Gallery..





Calligraphy Book 2003
Wall hanging book.  Tongue and groove timber sheeting with hinges, acrylic paint.
1250 x 260 cm.




The Scroll Book 2002
Bound partially rolled scrolls
Aluminium sheets, wire, Perspex box
21.5 x 18 x 12 cm.
2 originals

This book was developed from trying to bind a number of rolled scrolls together to form a multi-leaved book.  The surface of the pages were engraved with fragments of lower case 
roman letters which take on the appearance of an early undecipherable language 
as may have appeared in early scrolls.





Om Mane Padme Hum 2002
Bound partially rolled scrolls
Aluminium sheets, wire, Perspex box
20 x 16 x 10 cm
Edition of 10 commissioned by Karuna Hospice Services as corporate gifts.
One presented to then Governor  of Queensland, Dame Quentin Bryce.

The Tibetan text embossed onto the page surface reads Om Mane Padme Hum.
The dark red velvet was chosen as one of the traditional Buddhist colours.






The Black and White Book 2002
Four double-sided canvases hinged together.
Canvas, timber, hinges, acrylic paint.
25 x 20 x 15 cm.

The chosen materials were hinged together to form a painting as a book.
The surface of acrylic paint and varnish allows the book to be handled and displayed without damage.
Textual elements are expressed through the calligraphic and expressive mark-making 
and the use of black and white



  
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The Cube Book 2002
Cube shaped book made up of pyramids as 
chapters with drawings on the inside.
Calfskin vellum, linen thread, Japanese paper box, pencil, ink, perspex.
8 x 8 x 8 cm.

Structure, composition and content based in geometry.




Geometry 2001
Sculptural book in shape of a cube made up of tetrahedrons as chapters with drawing on the inside.
Calfskin vellum, linen thread, Japanese paper box, pencil, ink, perspex. 
8 x 8 x 8 cm.

Structure, composition and content based in geometry,  Geometrical drawings on the inside operate as illustration and the book contains triangular pages carrying a text by Le Corbusier from
A View on Architecture 1922.




Breaking Out 2001
Icosahedron as a book with small pages opening out of each flat surface displaying parts of the text written on the interior,  It contains a smaller suspended vellum icosahedron 
painted and illuminated and forming a 3D illumination
Calfskin vellum, gouache, gold leaf, thread.
10 cm. diameter.

Sculptural interpretation of a text where the words are contained on the interior and are breaking out of the icosahedron on the opened out 'pages'.  The text is from Life in the Snakepit  by Bette Howland





Rhythm of the Earth 2001
Multiple map fold book
Gouache painting on calfskin vellum
12 cm diameter x 4.5 cm.