The alteration of books in this manner explores an intuitive response to an object through the art making process. It stimulates interaction with the printed word as a social document of communication and knowledge preservation on a conceptual level.
The work comments on the theme of books being potentially diminished and surpassed in their capacity to inform, by electronic media, thus highlighting the tactile beauty of the book's form. I hope that this process gives these relics of past technology new life and interest to a modern viewer, while parodying the notion of reducing old books to decorative objects in the modern environment.
altered book, glass, paper, wood
28 x 30 x 20 cm
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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