Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Artists' Books by Helen Shaddock

We've just purchased 2 amazing handmade artists' books from GSA alumni and artist Helen Shaddock. The first uses an accordion fold structure in orange, blue and violet paper with cut-throughs revealing layers of complementarily coloured papers below, almost like a Victorian photographic diarama. The second features intricate lattices of overlapping black, orange and sky blue papers, all beautifully handcut and almost architectonic in form.
These wonderful books will become part of the Library's Artists' Books Collection, which is located in the Mackintosh Library and is available for consultation between 11 and 12 daily.