Sunday, 24 February 2008

from book to book

Today I am excited because I've just found out some of my work has made it into an exhibition of artists books in Leeds City art gallery! It sounds like an interesting exhibition; the books are to be displayed in specially made cabinets and members of the public will be able to handle them...


The book I made focuses on my love of the accordion structure; 10 variations of the binding in a specially made slipcase book...


The lid comes off and the pages of the slipcase can be opened...



And the little concertina books can be removed for examination...


There are 10 different books all together, here are 6 of them (its bigger if you click on it)...


I also thought this book would be useful when trying to explain the virtues of experimentation to students; how its possible to take an element as simple as a folded strip of paper and vary its treatment a little each time to produce something new and possibly more interesting...

16 comments:

Anna said...

That is stunning. You have such a unique point of view. I love your blog, and the way you let me into a world that I don't know.
THanks.
Anna

Anna said...

Ah thats awesome! What a great idea- books inside a book. Love it. Have fun with the exhibition

Uschi said...

this is a wonderful work you've done.
Here is my big fat congratulation!

my scattergun approach to art said...

congratulations, you do such beautiful work.......

eshu said...

congratulations, that is so fantastic

these books are beautiful, what a gorgeous presentation!

pungsnotded said...

That is so amazingly great! So many possibilities for something like that!

Hyena In Petticoats said...

WOW.

That set of books makes me swoon......
One day, I'm gonna commission you to make me one of those....

I actually gasped out loud when I saw all the individual boxes fan out like that.....

Congrats on the show!

Leah xx

Billy said...

It´s G R E A T!!!

I don´t think I can come up with better words to congratulate you, so... congratulations on your great work!

Have fun with the exhibition!

amisha said...

congratulations sarah!! this is so exciting. and how cool that people can actually handle the books! this piece is absolutely stunning. i really love the way the housing interacts with and reinforces the form of the books. xox

adèle said...

i like yours books. so magic

Nicole Strasburg said...

Amazing Sarah and inspiring. Congratulations on the exhibit. I'm certain you will have incredible responses to your beautiful work! Brava!

Anna said...

And I've just blogged about it cos I think its amazing!

Amy said...

Sarah...it's absolutely gorgeous!! Well done. I just LOVE the second photograph of the book unveiled. Amazing work! And you're right. It is a perfect example of the possibilities of experimentation for your students.
xox.

Carol said...

Congratulations Sarah, both on being accepted into the exhibition and for the truly beautiful book structure.

Shirl said...

Just .... wow! ..... :0)

karen said...

Just found your blog through a link. This book (or should I say books) is/are amazing.