Sunday, December 12, 2010
Yes, it's true... I have actually been in the studio this weekend and spent at least 10 minutes thinking about the BookArtObject projects.
I think I've decided on a leparello form for the Art & Lies book. As you know from my previous work, I usually have to get to grips with the form of my books first, and consider content later. This may be a bit back-to-front but that's how my brain works, I'm afraid!
As usual I've been flummoxed by the whole thing, wandering round and round in my head trying to work out how I want to do things and which bits of the text are the most meaningful for me. I'm a LONG way from finalising anything yet but I have decided on two things relating to form: firstly, the book will be a leporello format, probably housed in a slipcase of some kind. Secondly, one of the things carry with me about the text is the image of the boys tunnelling through the stacks of scrolls, trying to find things and so I am fairly sure that the final piece will have holes in it, connected by string of some kind. In this very unsophisticated mock-up I simply cut a round shape out of the folded leporello and threaded a string through it, pulling the string out to the right length as I unfolded the paper. I found that I don't like the regularity with which the string weaves its way through the flat leporello, so I imagine that I might make the holes in the final piece individual to each book.
Everything else is still being worked upon!
Sad note: unfortunately Aine won't be with us for Edition Two, although I hope she'll be able to join us in future. She's a wonderful artist and I for one was looking forward to seeing her books but it isn't going to 'work' for her this time around. *sniff!* I also suspect that we've lost Ellen as I haven't heard from her since Edition Two was initiated: Ellen, if you're out there reading this, please get in touch as we'd love to have you on board.
Lastly, a call to our newer artists! If you haven't done so already, please could you email me your postal address URGENTLY so that Duck and the rest of us can send you your copies of our finished works as and when they arise. No address = no books = great sadness!