Starting with the back board the first layer is applied. Hand coloured and manipulated. In a way this is rather like a canvas artist taking the white off a canvas. In all probability very little of this first layer will be visible. However, I know it is there.
Though book binding is perceived by many as a traditional craft there is art to be found. As a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders I do not let tradition get in the way of a good idea.
Working with a double board construction allows for far more freedom and scope for manipulation and experimentation. As the work is squeezed out of my head, cut and pasted (not on a computer) the colours and textures working together with the imagery the chaos, brutalism and despair materialise on the surface.