My goal for the workshop was to create a sculptural book that didn't read like a normal codex format, using drypoint and monotype printmaking techniques and incorporating text on the theme of 'co-operation'.
The final book format is a concertina spiral of hexagons echoing the structure of the brood of a local species of stingless native bee. The book is sewn together with waxed linen thread.
To house the book, I created a simple card box featuring one of the hexagon artworks and some gorgeous Japanese paper with a textured hexagon pattern.
The book will be exhibited at the Logan Gallery with other works created during Sandi's Creative-In-Residence.
I enjoyed working collaboratively with the art teachers who were able to create additional hexagon artworks during the workshop to incorporate into their own book structures.
|The box which contains the book when folded up, concertina style.|
|The artist book on display, 'opened up' to display the spiral pattern. |
Each hexagon was created by one of the teachers.
I also contributed a couple of hexagon works
|The book 'closed up' with a hexagon of wax sheet for|
the centre piece.