Sculpted Books

April 14, 2009 at 10:57 pm 2 comments

Not a great deal to show on the textile front as many projects are still progressing.

We had a Johnston Collection meeting at the Guild this morning and the pieces being worked on are just amazing. There are some truly talented embroiderers. However the pieces cannot be shown because they will be exhibited later in the year. The sea angels are progressing with the bases begun (just waiting for the final paint coat and being stitched together) and some hand stitchery on a practice piece of dupion silk.

Today I called in to the Geelong Art Gallery to see a fantastic exhibition of sculpted books by Nicholas Jones from Melbourne. Nicholas doesn’t seem to have an active website at the moment but this link will take you to a great interview and photos. The exhibition, called “the garden of forking paths” (the title of short stories from the 1940’s) uses books recycled from various sources and sculpted in a variety of ways. Nicholas kindly gave me permission to show some of his works here.

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altered-book-3altered-book-4These photos do not really do them justice as they are taken through glass cabinets with my phone, but show some of the amazing range of Nicholas’ pieces, well worth a visit if you are able to get there before the exhibition finishes on Sunday.

The girls and I are off to Melbourne for a couple of days, it’s becoming an annual girl’s trip, to see the penguins at the aquarium and visit some other sites and of course, shopping.

The latest update is on the Creative Fibre Group blog for the April meeting and details for the Next meeting on May 9th.

Cheers

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Entry filed under: Altered Book, Creative F'Arts, Johnston Collection.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sharon young  |  April 15, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Wow!!!!!!! I’m amazed at these sculptures, such a talented man, and something soooo……….. different, thank you so much for sharing your visit.
    Hope you have a wonderful trip.
    Thanks a bunch for the mac link, it looks great, I’ll be checking it out properly in a minute.

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  • 2. Mags  |  May 17, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Thanks for the link to the Design website with the Nicholas Jones sculptured books.

    Reply

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