Rockface

November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

The Travelling Bookbinder is delighted to announce that her sculpture has a new home.

Shadow strata

Many thanks to British Geological Survey, who have welcomed Rockface into the foyer of their Edinburgh offices with such enthusiasm.

The book sculpture is designed to be touched. A watercolour seam runs through every page, with a word that could be interpreted as geographical or emotional. The profile of a face, cut out of the paper, was inspired by a Joy Division album cover – Unknown Pleasures. The base has screen-printed contour lines abstracted from Edinburgh maps. I like to imagine visitors running a hand along its edges; a geo-scientist pausing to ponder the poetry; an engineer considering its construction….

This work followed the creation of a two metre high book for The Helen Storey Foundation and preceded sculptures which draw on the experience of working in Antarctica.

I love sculpture but it’s taking up the living room…

Much gratitude to the Edinburgh Bookshop, where it perched atop the bookshelves, out of reach, observing the comings and goings, perusings and purchasing.

Thank you to all who encourage ideas small and large, and help them happen.

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