Category: Artists Books

and the winner (most deservedly) is…

It is with so much pride and excitement that we announce that Michele was awarded the 2013 Libris Artists Book Award for ‘Wave Form’ last night. This is Australia’s premier national artist’s book prize, and Michele’s book was selected from a line-up of ninety finalists. The prize is most deserved, and we are very happy for her (and would love to give her suggestions for how to spend the prize money…)

The book will be on display at Artspace Mackay until the end of June.

Wave form

Much of my work is concerned with the beach. It’s hard to ignore the ocean.
A way to represent the movement of water was needed.
Trying to contain it in a box somehow made sense.

Artists’ book / 2011 / unique
woodblock on Asian Sand paper
hand painted fabric covered box
dimension (closed) 22.5 x 29 x 10.5 cm

 

Maps

Maps of my Creative Dilemmas… Probably an ongoing series.

Titles to date…
Blocked.
Search.
Dead End.
Lost.
Avoidance.

At times creativity eludes me and frustration sets in.
My response has been to describe my emotions in maps.
By using heavy paper and varied foldings I may be increasing my exasperation as I have never found maps easy to refold.

Artist Book / 2011 / unique
copperplate etching on somerset paper
folded and secured with elastic
dimensions varied

 

Sometimes

Memories of walking along the beach are recalled when I need respite from a sometimes hectic, intrusive world.

ARTIST BOOK / 2011 / UNIQUE
ETCHING, WOOD BLOCK, LINO RELIEF, EMBOSSING AND HANDWRITTEN TEXT ON 270GSM SOMERSET PAPER
HARD COVER, YAMATO BINDING
DIMENSIONS (CLOSED) 26.5 X 59 CM