|Exhibition in the Artists'
Books Study Area at the Library
School of Art, Media and Design, UWE Bristol:
5th April – 3rd May 2004
The work arises form a personal collection of old, well-used paperback books. The original function of the books has been supplemented to transform them into 3-Dimensional, sculptural forms. This has been achieved by a variety of methods of folding, though the pages remain fully attached at the spine. Each book retains its individuality suggested by age, wear and tear and discoloration as well as its new form after folding. This provides a strong characteristic for each piece which is enhanced by the appearance and smell of the pages with sections of text also revealed in a new and unexpected way.
Nine Key Points
1 Books, old and decaying, from a personal collection.
2 Books possessing particular sensory qualities.
3 Books containing twentieth century novels, plays and poetry.
4 Books holding memories and associations.
5 Books with pages folded to a specific criterion.
6 Books whose pages remain fully attached though folded.
7 Books translated into folded sculptural shapes.
8 Books in which a new fragmented text appears.
9 Books suggesting further potential for new visual forms.
Wendy Lockwood is a final year student on a B.A. Hons degree course Fine Art for Design at Batley School of Art.
She may be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com
For more information on this, or any of the Artists Book Events at CFPR, please contact:
Research Associate for Artists' Books
Centre for Fine Print Research UWE, Bristol
Faculty of Art, Media and Design
Kennel Lodge Road
Tel: +44 (0)117 344 4747
Fax: +44 (0)117 344 4824