Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Books for a Wonder Room Library: 'Quicksand' and 'Tall Poppies'

Quicksand and Tall Poppies, 2013, unique 
artist books, ink and acrylic on Khadi paper, each
80 x 15 cm (open). Photograph by Tim Gresham.

Pictured above are two of six newly completed vertical concertina books. They will be part of the group exhibition Wonder Room at Maroondah Art Gallery that opens on 17 October.

Two years in the making (and with much making still under way) the exhibition is a unique take on the notion of the Wunderkammer, or Cabinet of Curiosities. My fellow Wonder Room artists are Rona Green, Heather Shimmen, Paul Compton and Filomena Coppola.

Meanwhile, before Quicksand and Tall Poppies join forces with their sister books, they will be making a trip to the bookbinders.

To see the miniature paintings that were the basis for these books, click HERE.