My submission for International Artists’ Books exhibition Love and Music, 2020.
Six hundred and sixty-two 3mm holes punched along a 13.3 foot long paper strip, accordion-folded into a 120-page book, and wrapped in a printed paper belly-band. Using a 1:16 scale version of The Bayeux Tapestry as a guide, the exact head position of each of the 626 human figures (embroidered into the original tapestry) were marked onto a 13-foot long strip of 160gsm paper, and punched out as 3mm holes. When the pages are removed from the hardcovers they can be fed and wound through a 15-note mechanical music box, sounding notes.
Dimensions:35mm (w) x 45mm (h) x 35mm (d) (closed), 35mm x 4600mm (unfurled)
Weight: 35 grams
Materials: saffron-coloured rayon book cloth, 160gsm caramel-coloured paper, inkjet 140gsm wrap, card.
Next month I shall be a exhibiting some new illustrated books and prints as a guest at Hifest 2014 (Hastings Illustration Festival). The festival is being held at The Atrium, Station Plaza, Hastings on Saturday 6th December. READ MORE
The stop frame animation that I have been working on with Matt Fleming and Ian Whitmore is being screened as part of Brighton Cinecity Experimental, Animation & Artists' Film programme on 7th December 2014 at 12.30pm at Dukes at Komedia in Brighton. For more information click here.
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