Just a week left to make decisions about the book I am showing for the Book/print show next week.
I have tweaked and remade the pages, (this time some words were chosen and left in place while the rest cut away) but now am trying to work out the most suitable method of joining them into a concertina. Cotton tape worked ok but wasn't quite right and I still haven't decided on covers... do I have any at all? what colour? more cut words? plain.. so many things to consider and as minor as they are they can make the difference between between a success and a failure.
It will be a big show with around 60 students from Book Arts and Printmaking MA. Choosing what to make and negotiating where to show it is great practice for the final show in September. Competing for space and attention got me thinking again the difficulties of showing books. Touch or not to touch? How do you get the viewer to engage long enough to get what you are trying to say but not so quickly that they lose interest? These and a string of other thoughts are pinging about my brain tonight.. I think I will sleep on it.
This is an ongoing project which seems to finding its legs and going somewhere at last..
I have always shied away from using text.. words aren't my thing... The text relates to my research project and I select and cut out words that catch my eye.I try not to over think these choices. Sections are turned round and reinserted into the space. This satisfies my need to be able to restore the text if need be .. nothing is lost.
The reverse is actually the front and eventually will become the page of a book.
I'm following my bliss.