The travelling book collective

A couple of months ago I signed on to made. creative space’s Journal Project and have been lucky enough to convince three other artists to collaborate with me on this via the post.  Tonight, I’ve finished my section of the book and over the weekend I will be bundling it up with some bits and pieces and sending it on to Joeli Art in Melbourne.

Here’s the itinery:

And here’s some process:

Getting back into stitchery at Toowoomba Brown Owls in May (it’s a brain)
Heart, eye, brain, hand
The book
Completed cut-outs
Page one of finished work
Page two. As you may observe, I wasn’t precious with lining up the cut-outs.
Pages warping, book out of shape.
Fortunately, this passport-sized journal fits comfortably in a flower press

Tonight this book will remain in the flower press, the recent wet weather has actually left the whole book feeling….softer? The pages were warping/curling from the damp air and applied glue.

My leg of this collective project has been both trying and rewarding. I have learnt from experimenting with different media during creation and in the process of putting it together at the end. On Monday, it leaves my hands to continue being manipulated in unforseen ways. Exciting.

UPDATE: The book has been finished! I wrote all about it here.

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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