Theme(s): Beast; Mother/daughter relationship; Children
Place publication: Johannesburg Publisher: The artist Exhibition 2017
Reference note: The book focuses on the idea of beasts within contemporary and classic children's tales. Text that focuses on the beast-like moments are juxtaposed over x-ray scans of my spinal cord fusing, this was done to link children's beasts in beloved tales to that of current biological beasts that I have to deal with. The book draws emphasis on the fact that each beast links to another in that the book was created on acetate which allows one story to form part of the next, creating a never ending cycle of beasts.
The book was created on acetate and is stitched together with gut that allows it to open into a star shape that alludes to the never ending beasts.
Exhibition notes: ;‘Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books’.