Here is Constable’s Clouds with John Constable’s own words and a cloud composition inspired by one of his cloud studies – page-by-page: The whole sheet opened out for framing.
One of my favourite ways to make an artist’s book is to set six lines or phrases from a poem around a single sheet of handmade paper, folded and torn so that the book can be read page-by-page, or opened out map-wise to reveal the whole image. I like this dual nature, the painting hidden… Continue reading Talisman and single-sheet artist’s books
Here is From Grass to Harvest – a double-sided artist’s book setting lines from Virginia Woolf’s The Years – page-by-page, month by month, with day and night alternating: and the back continues the sequence of ‘the reel of days’: Above, the last page (back cover) joined to the first (front cover) in unending sequence, and… Continue reading From Grass to Harvest
Here is The Round Reading Room page-by-page, setting lines by Maureen Duffy from her novel Londoners: Pages 1 to 12 of The Round Reading Room – artist’s book by Liz Mathews, with text by Maureen Duffy from her novel Londoners.
Here is In Norfolk, with lines by Virginia Woolf from Mrs Dalloway, page-by-page: … here the book closes to the back cover: … and here the pages circle round to the front cover again: ——–
Here is Trackside, setting a poem by Maureen Duffy, page-by-page:
Here is Heavenlight, with lines from Wordsworth’s Prelude V, page-by-page:
Stroll across Blackfriars Bridge in company with Virginia Woolf – page-by-page here: — And here is the book unfolded to its whole sheet for framing:
Another walk with Virginia Woolf along the Thames foreshore, page-by-page: The original of Strand of the Thames is now in the British Library’s permanent collection; read an article on the BL’s blog that I wrote for World Refugee Day here.