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In 2006 Su Blackwell began exhibiting what she has termed as her ‘book-cut sculptures’, cutting images from old books to create three-dimensional dioramas.
Alexander Korzer-Robinson cuts up antiquarian books to create layered works of art. He makes book sculptures by working through a book, page by page, cutting around some of the illustrations while removing others. In this way, Korzer-Robinson builds up his composition using only the images found in the book.
. Ellen Bell’s installations and sculptures are informed by ideas surrounding intimate communication through the written and the spoken word. Bell seeks to subtly challenge our understanding of what is, and is not, possible when using language to communicate complex feelings.
Jeremy May is a jeweller who has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. Littlefly Paper Jewellery is made by laminating hundreds of hand-cut sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss.
Richard Nash aims to explore the permeable boundaries of graphic design, typography and poetry, and to experiment with the expressive and material potentials of the written word.
Yvette Hawkins makes installations and sculptural objects using books, maps and other found materials, utilising a variety of techniques that include cutting, folding, stitching and bookbinding.
Davy and Kristin McGuire are a multidisciplinary artist duo who blend animation, projection mapping, theatre, film, dance and book art.
The Ice-Book is a multimedia pop-up book in which a story is back projected onto the pages of the book.
Samantha Y.Huang was born in Changhua, Taiwan. She moved to London in 2008 to study Art and Design at The London College of Communication, where she discovered an ability to transfer books into something new.
As a jeweller, Jonathan Boyd’s work deals with the strange and complex relationships that exist between object, written language and the body.
For details about the exhibition go to http://www.crafts.org.uk/future-exhibitions.aspx
February 25th, 2014 · Comments Off
Call for Papers:
Co-curators Su Blackwell and Saffron Wynne, Exhibitions Manager at Devon Guild of Craftsmen invite papers from practitioners, academics and arts professionals to discuss the exhibition themes (see post below).
FOR DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PAPER, GO TO:
Beyond the Book Symposium call for papers
January 28th, 2014 · Comments Off
January 24th, 2014 · Comments Off
Greeting Cards featuring artwork from The Fairy Tale Princess, published by Thames and Hudson.
‘Ballet Shoes’ and ‘Before Midnight’
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January 17th, 2014 · 2 Comments
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Published in the US by Penguin Group (USA)
December 21st, 2013 · 1 Comment
I have designed the poster art-work for a new musical at Southwark Playhouse ‘The A-Z of Mrs P’
The art-work was created from an A-Z of London, and the musical is about the life of the A-Z creator, ‘Phyllis Pearsall’, or as she was affectionately known as ‘Mrs P’
The Southwark Playhouse are currently raising money to support an original cast album, so that the show has a life beyond the stage.
They are using a crowd-funding platform called Indegogo where people pledge support in exchange for gifts.
The sculpture I created is one of the gifts.
The theatre has unitl 10th January to raise the monies – at that time the campaign ends.
I am reaching out to supporters of my work, who may also have a passion for musical theatre, or map-making, to let you know about this campaign.
Please find the site below, which shows a video of the cast and crew
For further info visit:
November 18th, 2013 · Comments Off
An Artist Monograph cataloging work from 2006-2013
Case-bound hard-back with gold foil lettering to cover
84 full-colour pages
Measures 21cm x 35m.
Available http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/online-store/ Also available at the V&A Shop, Victoria & Albert Museum, London and The Yorkshire Sculpture Park Shop, Wakefield.