Sunday 20 March 2011

Work on the bench.

Some times I find it important to go back to the basics. A simple paper covered case binding. The structure is based on the Bradel with a minor twist, to look at the simple and to think why is this done this way? not just doing things the same old way but to take the next step.

This leads me on to BRAVE NEW WORLD.

The front board... The main body is made from old, discarded, cupboard doors, with applied found objects and materials.

The text block, well this is where I meet the brave new world . I will be using a Kindle, locked with just the one book ( Brave New World ) installed.

The binding will form a dyptich.

Though the Kindle will be part of the work, the viewer will be able to remove it from the binding... an interesting concept..... I hope.

Monday 14 March 2011


Dear Reader,

In my previous post I mentioned that I was going to Japan, to see family, friends and do a lecture or two. My flight was for Friday the 11th, my flight was cancelled.

Our family,friends and students are safe (those we have managed to contact and for the moment)

My thoughts are with them and all of Japan.

Thursday 10 March 2011

Thursday 3 March 2011

The Art of Gilbert and George, Gordon's Getting Us Drunk, Gold Leaf and paint stripping.

The resin has done its stuff and the gold leaf has been applied to the back board. The effect is about what I am looking for. More work to do and time is not on my side....

Paint stripping for the binding of Brave New World.....................