My artist’s books are often narrative based and on real, everyday events, or play on existing text. Over the past few years there have been several trends in the work, from striking out text to create new narratives, to using QR (scannable barcodes) codes that can link to additional online content. You may also notice that Virginia Woolf makes an appearance from time to time!
A selection of my book-work includes:
‘The Unassuming Collection’ is an immersive poem set in a library that unfolds gently over thirty pages… [more]
‘Lives and Books’ is a green, A6, pamphlet-style book featuring lines of crossed out text that leave single exposed to create a poem, a poem which draws parallels between the flow of our lives and the experience of reading. [more]
‘Mrs Dalloway – Variations #1’ is an A6 pamphlet with a marbled cover. The interior contains text from the novel’s first page, duplicated and scored out in different ways to create a new narrative. [more]
‘Between the Lines’ could be seen as an unconventional guide to Paris. The book is made up of brief texts on left-hand pages, where the artist describes personal encounters that took place in specific parts of the city. [more]
‘The Temporal Guide’ is a story that takes place in the Science Museum. It follows two visitors who travel through the building and through its history gallery-by-gallery. [more]
‘Goethe’s Divan for Divination’ takes a selection of Goethe’s romantic and colourful poems and makes them suitable for bibliomantic study. [more]