National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin, Ireland
I made these pylon bookmarks by screenprinting onto different bits of paper and card cut-offs that I had lying around my studio. I've been really interested in pylons and power lines for the past year or so, and these bookmarks are part of an on-going investigation into the complicated relationship human beings have with them. On the one hand, they are necessary for the running of our modern technological society and on the other, they are deemed a blight on the landscape and a possible cause of cancer.
Driving by rows of pylons on the motorway its hard not to imagine them as stoic, lonely skeletal beings. I wanted to turn the pylons (usually seen as purely functional) into something pretty. I make handmade artists’ books and I work as a library assistant in the National Irish Visual Arts Library in Dublin.