Thursday, November 19, 2009

[leaves] by Mirjam Raen Thomassen

To accompany the exhibition 'Raw Meat: Cut The Chiffon' held at the Bourdon Gallery, Glasgow School of Art from 20 November - 24 November, artist and GSA student Mirjam Raen Thomassen is displaying her artist's book [leaves] in the Mackintosh Library.
[leaves] contains photographs of words that were sewn onto autumn lime leaves whilst they were hanging on a tree in Kelvingrove Park. The leaves were sewn in situ by Mirjam on 13th October 2009. When she returned on 20th October, just one leaf remaining hanging; by the 22nd October, all had fallen. The book makes a beautiful and evocative reflection on nature, time, change and the seasons.
[leaves] can be viewed in the Mackintosh Library between 11 and 12 noon Monday-Friday, housed at 766.5.071 THO as part of the Library's extensive Artists' Books Collection.