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As a bookbinding artist, my work falls somewhere between the traditional definition of art and craft. My work, though functional in form, is defined by its tactile and sculptural presence. I work with each piece as a sculpture – investing time and consideration into materials and process. To me, books represent archives – not only of the personal, but keeping record of a specific point in time and place. This thinking is reflected in my material choices, informed by a sense of place/relation to my surroundings. Gathering what is around me – often overlooked resources – feels like an act of preservation in a fast-changing environment where much goes to waste. I collect objects/resources that feel precious, unique. Transforming foraged material into sculptural books signifies the value of the object and in the gesture of its’ functional form – it’s unfinished story.
This piece of driftwood was found along the shores of Malcolm Island in BC. I was immediately drawn to this piece because of the traces of paint and the unique contours of the wood. I was not disappointed when I sawed it in half – gorgeous grains throughout.
Inside you’ll find aged Strathmore drawing paper (80 lb/130 gsm). This paper works well with graphite pencil, coloured pencil, pen and ink, marker, soft pastel, mixed media and oil pastel; perfect for all your drawing and writing needs.
Each signature (group of pages)is wrapped in a cover of Strathmore 400 Series watercolour paper (140 lb/300 gsm).
21 cm x 11 cm x 7 cm 2 8″ x 4″ x 2 1/2″
160 pages 136 drawing pages 24 / watercolour pages
|Dimensions||18 × 18 × 18 cm|