How do you define a book ?
Reading one is both a tactile and visual experience which can take you somewhere amazing or teach you something extraordinary. These pieces explore their further potential as sculptural objects and the tactile transformation that brings.
Japanese techniques of origami and kirigami gradually change the structure of a book so that it becomes an entirely different object whilst still retaining its ‘bookish’ essence. How that translates visually will depend on the structure and printed layout of the book, making each one unique.
The process of cutting into the pages disseminates the print and images producing a fragmented pattern and changing its tactile properties. The addition of applied images from other parts of my work gives added depth, shape and colour to the finished piece.