Friday, 26 July 2013
Estelle Dolexplo was studying with us for a term on an Erasmus from France and she had the idea of creating a show for any of the MA students at Camberwell who were interested as a way of getting to know each others work. We installed the show in our studio space, it was mainly Book Arts and Printmaking students.
This was my final piece for the structures project. Having made altered books, I stared to play with some of my photographs from the Judith Scott exhibition, I was lucky that I had been allowed to take photographs, so many galleries do not allow photography. In the end I chose a photograph of an old piece of distressed wallpaper in the Selfridges hotel and played with words that evoked Scott's sculptures. I created a grid with the idea of making a book but in the end kept the format as a 2d image.
For one of our first projects we were asked to produce book structures relating to a particular place and time. I chose to focus on the Judith Scott exhibit. I started altering books with thread, embroidering and wrapping them. I studied tapestry weaving a few years ago with William Jefferies at Morley College, which informed some of my ideas for this project.