Saturday, 24 September 2016

Time to start a new book?

Now that we seem to be slowly migrating over here is it time to start considering the next title?

Could I suggest 'Endings and Beginings'.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Jo Southorn (Australia) - 3.0 # 17 (Colours/Folding/Recycling)

3.0 # 17 

No. 5 of i0 (no that’s not a numbering mistake), handmade accordion book, printed and tea stained.  The note from Jo asked if it had rained yet.  As I write the wind is picking up and that may be in the clouds later.  All I know is her book reminds me so much of the colours of Australia - the Painted Desert is one of my favourite places there.  The richness of one colour, just enhancing its saturation or shade or tone is alluring.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Jac Balmer (UK) 3.0 # 17 (CoLours/FolDing/ReCycling)(Hungarian Flowers)

3.0 #17
(Hungarian Flowers)

No. 8 of an Edition of 8, handmade books constructed from recycled books and papers, 3 fold accordion format.

A pop-up book whose title “Hungarian Flowers” points the viewer to the methodology employed by Jac, that of an origami type fold book - called on his blog “a Hungarian map fold” -

This one’s a beauty, complex in its construction and I can see only practice would make perfect.

Reminder: the platform  is closing in October.  Artists who collaborate are invited to contribute to this blog.  There is a group of us who are on our 17th collaboration where we swop books.  Groups are formed in numbers of up to 10 people. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Mirrors of Mortality - Collaborative Poetry - David Stone (USA)/Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

Mirrors of Mortality
Edition of 20 chapbooks.  This poetry collaboration began on March 18th 2016 and ended on August 26th 2016.  The subject of “mirrors” was obviously not complete, as we have begun a new collaboration titled Through the Mirror of Me.  I made a larger edition of this collaboration so that I could catch up the books I owe for the 3.0 # 15 collaboration on  Sadly this platform is shutting down so this book begins the blogging on this new blog to which collaborative artists book makers can contribute. Please notify me if you wish to become a contributing author. This is Book 526 of the artists books collection An Encyclopedia of Everything.
See for a full version of the poem.

…Jasmine and Eric
 ideas to make this life
more palatable.

a turning thing
caught in the wind
of a passing train
sullen soldiers
choosing who lives or dies.

debate about chance. Eric- chance dictates all things. random principles. so many unknowns operate. conscious bridge operators. the draw bridge rises to allow a tiny sailboat to pass. motors. watching the fireworks above the skyline. losses. uncontrolled…