Sunday, September 30, 2012

Group 12 Straggler

Just when I had completed the last artwork (late July) and had formatted the last page for printing my plans got upturned by an impending layoff notice which triggered a chain of events and activities, all of which derailed my completion efforts. Today I am back, possibly, on track after cleaning up, listing and selling my house, and doing a lot of heavy lifting that I am realizing I am probably a bit too old for. After it is printed there is still quite a bit of work left and I am currently also working 60 hour weeks at my regular job but collating and cutting out the books will be welcome manual therapy.
Kit Boyce, Group 12

Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Missing Typewriter Key - Reveal

 It is almost two months since I posted off my little books
around the globe - I hope they have all arrived safe and sound by now.

So, herewith, my reveal
of my little concertina fold book
made from paper, card, stationery tags,
found &/ created images and shellac,
all tied up in handmade slip boxes and
tied up with red ribbon.
All the cut out circles represent
missing typewriter keys and
the images chosen are representative
of people/creatures/objects
missing in our present day world.
Things from the past which are lost
and can not be retrieved.

I had great fun making my first edition of books
and working through the processes to reach my final production.
It has been an educational and enjoyable lesson/journey for me
and I am looking forward to meeting up with
some of my fellow BAOers again today
when we head in to the State Library of Queensland
to have a close up look at some of the
Artist Books from their extensive collection.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

And, ta da! here is the fourth book I have received. This is Michele Olsen's gorgeous wood-covered blizzard book structure entitled Equations, about nature's mathematics. Holding it is a beautiful experience, and the fact that it can be taken apart and easily put back together is a pleasure.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Another Opportunity and display

Manly Library, NSW has announced its Artist Book Award for 2013. Entries close Friday 1 February 2013.

I will be showing my Pulp Fiction books in Cover to Cover on Bribie Island Qld from 4 October to 2 December, and in Melbourne at Fitzroy Library from Friday 7 September until Monday 1 October 2012. Sorry no pics I've only heard from three people that they've received their copies. I am glad I made 20 in the edition it has given me the opportunity to give some away and have several left for exhibition. One has gone to the New Book and Paper museum at Ege University in Izmir, Turkey.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Edition 4, Group 7, "Hope" received

After a two-week road trip around New England, seeing many museums and meeting up with artists, visiting printmaking studios, we arrived back in Toronto last night. And there was Laura Rowley's "Hope" awaiting our return. Amazing how rich simplicity can be, both powerfully heart-felt and serene. Thanks, Laura.