These are the books I made with the rusted papers I talked about in my last post, I already had the handmade paper I used for the covers. I had couched a doily onto recycled paper then rusted and splashed with a little indigo. I coated the covers with shellac to seal the paper and make the covers more resilient.
Tussock in Point Lonsdale.
I have been working on a few other things since my last post, most notably a custom made box for a Nick Mount perfume bottle, the perfume is called tarantella and is made by Tommi Sooni.
The other things I've been working on are a book for the Atlas exhibition at Artisan Books and an exquisite palette for a show at St Luke's. I have used well beaten ginger lily for both pieces and for the palette piece I dyed it red, yellow and blue and worked from one colour to the next. These are the left over sheets from the first batch, I love the way they sit together. I have plans for the sheets but I don't like separating them they look so good in a stack. I used the uncoloured ginger lily paper in my piece for Atlas and I was finally able to use an A2 pulp painting that I dropped on the ground.
The artist statement had to be 20 words so here is mine The god Atlas stands in the landscape holding up a world made from an atlas.