Skip to main content

Artist Books// 11032016

We had a lecture on artist books the other day. It was hugely beneficial as it taught me a new way to consider presenting work to a viewer and audience. I think this could be a way forward for combining paper cutting, college and printmaking. 

First year Graphics currently have their own on display where they have been bookbinding. I went to the private view yesterday evening with Sophie and thought I would share a few of my favourites. It's really interesting to see how an idea and narrative has been communicated. 

I've also put in a few established artists whose books I find inspiring and have given me a few ideas. 

Julie Chen//Artist Book

Lucy Scholes// Year 1 Graphics @ Falmouth University 

Lucy's beautiful hand made book focuses on the idea of memory. She has been very sensitive with the use of material to convey the idea of a memory fading. This has been achieved through screen printing and combining media. 

Millie Elliott// Year 1 Photography @ Falmouth University

Mille recently made a small zine about the contrast between man made and organic structures. The outcome is a beautifully minimal piece that focuses on shape and texture. 

Jemma Edwardes// Year 1 Graphics @ Falmouth University

Jemma's book caught the eye of Sophie and I because of the use of glitch work on the cover. How Jemma had made the book was also sensitively approached. The stitch work and attention to detail made for a very successful book. 


Popular posts from this blog

Artist Talks: Phoebe Atkey

Phoebe Atkey is a talented artist whose work I first saw on Instagram. Her commitment and enthusiasm for the arts is very inspiring. Her detailed drawings and attention to detail is what makes her stand out. Phoebe currently has over 25,000 followers in Instagram where she often uploads work. I interviewed Phoebe to gain more of an insight to her interests and how she creates such beautiful works using a variety of media.

How often do you draw? 
I try to draw everyday, even if it is just 15 minutes. What artists influence you?  I have always been interested in children’s book illustrations especially those of Quentin Blake and Ernest Shepherd. These two artists inspired me to draw from a very young age. As I have got older, I have also become interested in the works of Saul Bass, Herbert Leupin and Paul Rand.
Do you see yourself going to Art School?  I would like to try getting into the industry without going to uni. However, I am lucky to live near an extremely good arts university, s…

Royal Drawing School Year Show - 2018/2019 review

Being content and tolerating uncertainty

It's been well over a year since my last blog post. I've been writing still just not in a consistent space. I've got a few pieces over at On the Beat Mag and on the Pressing Matters Journal. It's funny how I'm starting off by trying to show how I have been keeping busy, as a way of defining my offline presence on this space. This is something I have always been very good at maintaining, an image of being busy and content in what I am doing. I think with this keeping busy, comes a sense of running from oneself in order to keep my head above the water. In recent weeks I have been writing a lot more than I have been making art. I have had projects on the go, but not pushing myself fully into them which I find frustrating because I'm not being fully present in the moment of what I am doing. In this I perhaps lose the essence of why I am doing it.

When you are in a state of transition there are a few ways you can process? deal? tackle? it. I am someone who has alway…