|Deborah McMillion, Circus of the Imperishable Star, 2014, |
artist book, 11.43 x 50.8 cm (open). Click on images to enlarge.
|Deborah McMillion, Circus of the Imperishable Star, 2014 (verso)|
Probably it was inevitable that growing up in 1950s-60s St. Kilda, just a few blocks from Luna Park and not one, but two, motion picture palaces would have an indelible effect on my life. It spawned an enduring fascination with fun fairs, carnivals, sideshows, circuses (I saw my first circus at St Kilda) and particularly movies.
The book was something of a first for Deborah. It was made with the aid of an ipad app called Felt, which, as she recognized, also has a great deal of potential for my own book art. So I am doubly grateful to her and look forward to experimenting with this exciting new app in the New Year.