Have been working on some prototype book structures which have been rattling around in my head for quite a while. So glad to get them out of my brain and into the real world - even happier that my ideas actually worked so flexibly in a structural form. Now to work on some ideas for content.
blog and website for that particular project.
It's all going along swimmingly with over 100 artists
from around 23 countries now involved
and 3 definite exhibitions lined up for 2014-2015.
Fun and games!
I have been making a little bit of mail art for
Theresa Easton's WWI Mail Art project
(as well as working on the project with my students).
I've also been flubbing about with Cheryl Penn's
Encyclopaedia of Everything project,
along with dabbling in some lino cutting and printing.
Lots of toes in the water, but not much deep sea diving going on.
The up-side of getting up super early to get my daughter to the train station when it is still cold and dark is being able to see the sun rise over the horizon (after filing in and out of the constant stream of headlights). The sun isn't showing itself around here until just after 6am at the moment and disappearing around 5.30pm. Lovely, short, cool & sunny days. BLISS.
I am currently working on another edition for the project. This time pamphlet stitch books as part of a collaborative trade between Artist Book 3.0 members. For this latest edition I am incorporating lino prints with the subject of refugees/boat people.
I think this will be the final call of works for the project as the exhibition is imminent and Cheryl will reach her goal of 500 (?) books by the conclusion of this latest collaboration.
The most recent book I contributed was "After All", a concertina fold book about the final silence which awaits us all. A bit of a dreary subject, but don't we all love a bit of melodrama now and then?! Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the cover before I sent it off into the never, never.
These are some little postcard sized artworks I have been working on as part of a mail art project centred on the centenary of World War I, organised by UK artist Theresa Easton entitled WWI Trench & Folk Art.
For my part I have been investigating ways of showing how the war effected and interrupted the personal lives of ordinary people and how imperialism and geographical distance played a huge part in Australia's involvement in the conflict.