Book Art Object Edition #5 is well underway! The inspiration for this project is Migratory Shorebirds and the poetry (and photography) of John Bennett. This is also linked to Kate Gorringe-Smith’s art project The Overwintering Project.
When Sara Bowen first sent the email for expressions of interest I literally laughed out loud when I heard the brief. My response? I was hoping for another BAO Project and if I made it up myself I couldn’t think of anything more perfect to fire my imagination than this. She had me at Shorebirds and when I looked at the beautiful images and poetry of John Bennett I was sold.
The winter feathers of these birds have beautiful shades of greys and pale browns so I’ve bought a new collection of ink pads to try to achieve this. This is just the starting point and I’m not 100% sure where it is going. I’ve also been experimenting with blind embossing so it may not be all rubber stamps, but I couldn’t resist the excuse to buy some beautiful ink pads. New Ink Pads are one of the things that I would list as the adult equivalent of ‘new toys’ 😀 One of the others being new Tools.
Sara has set us up on Instagram and here is a list of members. We have been divided in to 2 groups and will all be exchanging books with each other.
Me – Angela Callanan @preciousbirdy
Amanda Watson-Will @amandalww
Anna Mavromatis @annamavromatis
Avril Makula @avrilmakula
Caren Florance @ampersandduck
Cindy Tonkin @cindytonkin
Fiona Dempster @fiona.dempster1
Rhonda Ayliffe @ronnie.ayliffe
Robyn Foster @robfos
Sara Bowen @saracbowen
For those not familiar with Book Art Object it was set up by Sara Bowen in 2009 and is a collaborative Artists’ Book Project. Each of the members makes an edition of books which we exchange with each other. This is usually in response to a piece of text – mainly using poetry for inspiration.