Altered books are a creative way to recycle old books and create a unique piece of art
Paris in the 1920's with Kiki de Montparnasse
This book was part of a project organised by UWE and now resides in a private collection .
The image of the parrot was inspired by Enid Blyton books that ,of course ,had Kiki the parrot as one of the protagonists.
It seemed fitting that the image of a parrot would reflect the content of this book and the flamboyant Paris of the 1920’s
An old small book about everyday birds destined to be shredded was changed by gluing chapter pages together and then hand cutting the sound calls from the individual birds featured .
The book was exhibited at the Abecederian gallery in Denver U.S before being bought by a private collector in Montana
Native British Wildflowers
.A small discarded hardback book about British native wildflowers was given a new lease of life when used as a vehicle to describe our ever decreasing insect population.
Though technically not an altered book , Secret codes was made in response to the sketchbook project where the artist is given a very specific size , format and theme .
Secret codes enabled me to again to highlight one of the codes we hear
every day ;birdsong
The sketch book project here