Working with words using the book format
Writing has always been an activity which has been part of my creative outlet . Using book art as a vehicle for both written and visual endeavours is a combination that continues to both motivate and inspire me .
Hey Diddle Diddle
A book that is filled with childhood
stories along with hand cut lino prints
and cuts outs .
The stories recall familiar everyday occurrences such as the arrival of the fruit and veg man or the weekly delivery by the corona man
The cut outs allows for the text to be glimpsed at when turning pages
The original Hey Diddle Diddle book was photographed and the images made into small concertina books , a set of which is in the Book arts collection in Tate Britian
Tying up loose ends
Tying up loose ends is an example of form and content working together . The text is autobiographical in nature and reflects a period in my teenage years .
A part ( Apart)
Made in response to the theme of ‘Secrets and lies’ from Sandy Gallery in Portland US .
A fictional account based on autobiographical details .
The two stories are Inextricably entwined and overlap .
The format of the book emphasises this allowing the pages to fall and overlap when moved .
The secondary theme of A part ( apart ) also adds another layer of meaning .