Wednesday, 27 June 2012

L-O-S-T Connections

I have been VERY busy putting together
my submission of 12 handmade books based on 
the theme of "The Missing Typewriter Key" for the 
project that I am participating in.

I never envisaged how much time would
be spent thinking, searching, deliberating, 
working on process, creating, more deliberating, editing 
and exacting this little run of handmade books.

Whilst I don't wish to give too much away
(as I wish the BAO recipients of my book
to gain some small sense of surprise upon receipt),
The above images appear in my final work up.

These century old sepia photographs 
were found in the ceiling of a house my brother moved into over a decade ago,
and I feel they are missing their history and connection as
the immediate family wasn't interested in retrieving them 
when we told them of their discovery.

They seem to hark from the Toowoomba/Ipswich region
of Queensland (Australia) and the only
information I have is from a tribute card
for the sweet little girl with the blonde curly hair
whose name was Elsie May Baills,
beloved daughter of Sam and Martha Baills
(lost to her family at the tender age of 10 yrs 10mths on 23rd April 1914).

Friday, 15 June 2012

Little book of Lost

Have enjoyed putting this little
concertina fold book together.
Made from business cards,black paper, 
lightweight card and red thread.
Had the business cards printed specifically for use
in making books and am experimenting with form and process.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Second Offering for In Focus exhibition

"Banksia" (pen & gouache)
Second work for
upcoming small works show
"In Focus" (August)
at Redland Art Gallery