Taking root · 2009

An illustration of felt experience. Botanical forms and processes put structure to embodied life, human embodiment reflects back upon plant forms, boundaries are drawn and dissolved.

A7, 16pp, 70gsm paper laser-printed and pamphlet bound in scored card covers.

As contributor

Cardboard Folly · 2010

Artists' book/journal project curated and published by Emily Speed. 18 editioned works on the theme of 'The Fold' are housed in a screen-printed cardboard box, to be exhibited and held in collections.

▸ The first issue will be launched at the Bluecoat, Liverpool during Liverpool Biennial 2010 and will be on display there from 21st October - 14th November. The ‘Fold’ issue will also be displayed at Manchester Artists’ Book Fair on 6th November 2010 at Manchester Metropolitan University and at the BABE artists’ book event during April 2011 at the Arnolfini, Bristol.

Essay, pamphlet bound, with block-print cover and fold-in endpaper. On spatial, mechanical, mathematical, and embodied concepts of the fold, revealing, making, and unmaking.

Social and collaborative event organised by Jo Moore of peach-tree, pear-tree press, who invited me to the inaugural meeting (26 September at The Cooperative, Liverpool) to give a short talk on books and geographies.

▸ book/art club is a regular, informal social event focusing on artists' books and self-publishing. Think artist talks, show & tell, curated mini-libraries, directed discussions, workshops/skill-sharing, collaboration and tea-drinking.   [ flyer ]
The proto-talk explored the relationships alive in book and text, featuring maps, compasses, metaphor and a guide to the place where artist and reader meet. May be reprised or in time produced as an essay; contact me for further information, or Jo if you'd like to hear about forthcoming events, in various parts of the UK.