Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Artist's Hand, book of ink drawings

I've assembled last spring's EDM drawings into a second book, which I've called The Artist's Hand, the name of the cover drawing.  This whole book is drawn on mulberry paper, including  the covers front and back.  I assembled it in a series of signatures each with two drawings, attached with strips of mulberry paper which becomes invisible in place.  Then I stitched each signature with a herringbone stitch, leaving long tails. Then I stitched through the covers in two places, sliding the floss through the herringbones, and finishing with a knotted end.  This way, once again, the book opens flat to see the drawings.  These are all musings on what's around me, my own hand, the workbag, the washing machine, the bookcases, the cherry tree branch outside the window,just everyday matters, which are full of significance if I pay attention to them.
















I'm seriously thinking that this is a way to go this year, to assemble the work I like enough to keep and display, into artist's books.  Then I can discard work I don't think enough of!  just think of all those drawings and paintings you have, hundreds of them, in the studio, just lying in portfolios, well I have anyway.  This might be a good destination for them.

5 comments:

margaret said...

yes a great way to display your wonderful drawings, you are certainly very talented with a pencil etc

meegan said...

love the linework - you have a beautiful free and confident style. looks great on your mulberry paper too

NatashaMay said...

Awesome sketches! Love the hand.

. said...

Great lines and you are on a roll, very nice work!!!

afk said...

this is a great idea! And your drawings are as always lovely and simple!