Thursday, November 13, 2014
New Mini-Zines Part 1: The Yellow Butterflies
The final works for Homo-insecta, my forthcoming show at the Art Vault, are finally at the framer and I can now devote my undivided attention to zine-making.
To complement the exhibition, I’ve been working on several folded mini-zines, beginning with The Yellow Butterflies. The text is based on a fairy tale, which I wrote in 2013 and published on Moth Woman Press Blog in the same year. Since then, however, the story has been slightly revised; it appears in its final form in the new zine.
The story was suggested by the enigmatic figure in an oil pastel drawing I made in 2002: Untitled (Yellow). The design of the zine was developed with the aid of iPad apps, namely Strip Design, Butterfly Cam, Pic Collage, and Phoster.
Under construction earlier this week in the Ballarat studio: The Yellow Butterflies, 2014, mini-zine, photocopy, 10.5 x 7.5 cm, edition 100.