Thomas Fish Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Give Me a Home is a collaborative work with Winnipeg-based artist Sue Gordon
These three sculptural books memorialize the artist’s family history. Each cover is made with detritus Gordon collected from the site of her family’s now abandoned farmstead near Moosejaw, Saskatchewan. The time-weathered wood, rusted chains, and textured pages are evocative of memory and loss. The images inside are etchings, revealing how the prairie land was pioneered and farmed by three generations.
Give Me a Home has been accepted into the Art of the Book 2018, an international juried exhibition of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild. It will open in August 2018 and will travel for two years across Canada (for full list of dates and venues go to the Art of the Book Tour page).
Materials include: canvas, wood, found objects, encaustic medium, pigment, etchings, letraset, 150 gsm aged Strathore drawing paper, Cave handmade paper, St. Armand handmade paper, Coptic bound using waxed linen thread, Coptic end bands, rusted chain closures.`