I have previously mainly worked in printmaking creating very large prints up to 1.2m x 2.4m in size, I was very fortunate to have access to the largest press in the southern hemisphere at one of the universities I worked at. I have never really delved into the artist book realm at all and have only completed a very basic bookbinding workshop when I was a student. I did however love the workshop and filed it away as something to pursue one day. The one day has now arrived! I have a small etching press and an old nipping press that I acquired just before leaving Australia and have set up a studio space here to work in.
I feel a little daunted by the prospect of editions...because I worked with very large prints I rarely walked that road...I get easily bored and always was ready to move on to the next new artwork...plus I am so messy! As bookbinding and editioning are fairly new skills to me I am sure I will be hounding the more experienced BAOers for tips and hints and many thanks for those posted so far.
I stumbled upon the BAO blog earlier in the year and followed it for sometime (albeit anonymously) I am in group 5, the title that initially grabbed me was taken but after much deliberation, to-ing and fro-ing I have finally settled on #89 Other people, other rooms...I am still rolling this title around my head and have no idea at this stage where it will lead.
My art practice has always been about researching and mapping the invisible, the matter that cannot normally be perceived by the human senses. The invisible being the secret counterpart to the visible, the framework to which all life is inextricably entwined.
I wish you all a very happy New Year...it will be a fireworks spectacular here in Iceland!