Type of book work: Unique / sculptural book-object (one-of-a-kind)
Dimensions: 780 x 480 x 280
Media: Handmade paper, card, fabric painted wooden board and Perspex
Artist's / designer's statements
The notion of disintegration is integral to my vision. Things decay and in the process a different sensibility appears - the tactility of the fractured, broken and fragmented. The fragile elements are integrated and reconstituted into an image. The artwork, Manuscript No, VIII Subject: Botany, highlights the brittle and delicate state of old manuscripts, housed in sealed, airtight containers. To the everyday spectator, the pages of the old book cannot be turned and caught at a page, both intrigue and frustrate the viewer. The pages are tactile and beg to be touched, however the viewer experiences a restriction of access.
The art work consists of handmade paper pages. The pages are sewn and glued together with a card and fabric cover. The book is covered by a Plexiglass display case.
Academic / Artist
Department of Graphic Design, University of Johannesburg
2010 M Tech Fine Art (cum laude) University of Johannesburg
1987 B Ed University of the Witwatersrand
1977 Higher Diploma in Education University of the Witwatersrand
1976 BA University of the Witwatersrand