Bohunk Institute Open 2013

I have three emboss destroy drawings at The Bohunk Institute, Nottingham as part of their summer call-out Open 2013, the show is on until July 26th.

 

The Heavens, series of pin prick drawings mapping constellations of the Northern Hemisphere on found sample paper. (work in progress)

Link to Pinterest: Tomorrowland

Finally caved and started using Pinterest. My first ‘board’ is a collection of images around constellations/observatories/stars for upcoming project Tomorrowland. Click on the link above to see the pins so far… 

Observatory

Mapping the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere, pin prick drawings on sample paper. 

VII BIENNIAL SONCINO, MARCO - www.quartiere3.org

Excited to say that myself and Katy Cole will be collaborating on works to be included in the VII Biennial Soncino, Marco in Soncino, Italy. The Biennial opens August 31st and runs until 29th September 2013. 

Savoy Grill At One! (Istanbul book return) Pin prick drawing on found book

Return/Renew

Since creating a ‘book exchange’ during my residency last year in Istanbul (where a Turkish book bought in Newcastle was returned, worked into with Iznik Tile design, and left in Turkey and an English book bought in Turkey was returned to England) I have been collecting English language books from each foreign country I visit.

There is no real attribute I look for in the books, other than there is some sign of where it has been returned from - a name scrawled in the cover, an old library stamp, an introduction in a different tongue.

Each of the books is then turned into a sculptural object through a reworking of surface and form. I have three books so far, one from Paris (France), one from Vilnius (Lithuania) and one from Istanbul (Turkey). I am hoping over the next few years I can amass enough to represent a library of ‘returned’ books to exhibit as a collection.

Beautiful Losers (Paris book return) Pin Prick drawing on found book

Little listings snippet from the Sheffield Telegraph, woop!

Little listings snippet from the Sheffield Telegraph, woop!

Sheffield Book Prize

 I will also be submitting one of the books currently at The Last Chapter for the Sheffield Book Prize 2013…more info on the prize and exhibition HERE