A Notebook of Longing and Regret 2011
Steve Dales, UK
|'I've called my book 'A
Notebook of Longing and Regret' - drawings of faces of people
I know and some phrases of the kind we say when someone has died.
Although I know nothing about the people who died or were injured
in the bombing I wanted to make something with a degree of intimacy
because loss is a deeply personal experience.
I was unsure about this idea as it seemed so basic but I lost a
close friend in October 2011 and this has convinced me to submit
They are simply small sketchbooks with rough drawings and rough
writing. The images are taken from friends' Facebook pages they
are all images of people going about their daily business or having
fun, much as I imagine people were doing on the street when
the bomber arrived.