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'Book Object' - A workshop with Brigid Collins

Our studio welcomed artist, illustrator and educator Brigid Collins on Saturday 12th November to lead her Making a 'Book-Object' workshop. I took part and enjoyed her processes, particularly her concept of 'poem houses'  - making structures with wire and tissue paper, making them robust with shellac varnish, and creating an intimate space for the poems. She then works with text and found objects to add insertions which add suggestion and resonance.  I immediately saw that I could express something about fragility and strength with the medium, about interior and exterior, and with things seen and unseen. I wanted to create a mobile from several of these objects. I think its going to be part of a larger body of work, a project based on lived experience and memory.  I'll write a bit more about this in a future posts...

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