A collection of artists books made with drift wood, paper and gold thread. Most of the paper is hand made from household waste and the colors are naturally produced by the organic materials used to make the paper.
“I collect objects and ephemera along with a plethora of related stories some true, some imagined narrative. Collecting things that would otherwise be disposed of starts the journey for most projects. Finding a use and a beauty in the ephemera of the everyday has become like an alchemic practice. Learning to use the materials that are all around is an important and direct comment on the tangible textures of our households and rituals. “
The Unforced Rhythms of Unfurling
The dictionary describes the word ‘unfurl’ as; to make or become spread out from a rolled or folded state, especially in order to be open to the wind.
“Through this process objects and ephemera are imbedded in the work infusing the story into the creation. The act of binding pages together builds layers to the collected stories and narratives and ensures the viewer has to thoroughly engage with the piece and extract a story themselves by turning the pages. Each piece is made to be touched and is a feast for the eyes, fingers, soul and hands. “