Monthly Map Books

Folding Map (cover not yet present - this is a work in progress)

I am making Monthly Map books for the artist book  genre exhibition 'HOME' at 153 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds that is curated by Louise Atkinson to coincide with the International Artists book Fair in Leeds.  The Exhibition opens on the 11th of March and will be open until the 18th in a large Victorian House opening on  Friday 11th of  March 2011.

A lot of my work is related to intimate and domestic objects so it seems appropriate for this exhibition.   I am working on Monthly Maps.  These books will be based on source material gathered for a daily colour project in 2008 and 2009, where  washing was colour coordinated when hung to dry and photographed.  The source material covers august 2008 to April 2009.  All months haven't been processed yet, but I anticipate making Monthly maps for August, September, November, December and April, with an edition of at least two so one could be on display in the exhibition and others for sale at the fair.  They can be completely opened out and framed if wished.
Detail of sewn pages

Here is August Monthly Map, the first month of the project which started on the 15th of August 2008.
August Monthly Map 

Lace effect of sewn pages 

1 comment:

Susan Kruse said...

These are going to be fantastic I think. I'm glad you managed to think of something for the Home event. Not long now!