Artists Books

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

‘The Unassuming Collection’ is an immersive poem set in a library that unfolds gently over thirty pages… [more]

The Unassuming Collection - Cover and Interior
The Unassuming Collection – Cover and Interior

Lives and Books

‘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]

Lives and Books Interior Detail
Lives and Books – Interior Spread

Mrs. Dalloway Variations

‘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]

Mrs Dalloway Variations 1 and 2 - Book Covers
Mrs Dalloway Variations 1 and 2 – Book Covers

The Good Reader: Between the Lines

‘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 Good Reader: Between the Lines - Stack of Two Books
The Good Reader: Between the Lines – Stack of Two Books

The Temporal Guide

‘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]

Temporal Guide - Exterior
Temporal Guide – Exterior

Goethe’s Divan for Divination

‘Goethe’s Divan for Divination’ takes a selection of Goethe’s romantic and colourful poems and makes them suitable for bibliomantic study. [more]

Goethe's Divan for Divination - Cover
Goethe’s Divan for Divination – Cover

Artists’ Books in the Shop