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A Celebration of the circus

These five artist books celebrate the life of the circus. The concertina books were created with cellulose vintage images collected from old books and articles and then sewn into to give a pop of colour to match their covers. The books include collections of images based on five themes, acrobats, aerialists, clowns, animals and freak shows.









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A City with out a Postcode

This artist book is a celebration of circus culture. The title of this book highlights how the circus is a city within itself, travelling to different locations to parade its diverse performing spectacles. Each page explores a subject with circus life represented with the use of collage, paper cut and stitch. the structure of this book is known as a star book when opened I creates a 3D form which captivates the impression of a bi top tent.








Hoarders

These boxes tell the story of the worlds most famous hoarders Homer and Langley Collyer who where tragically killed by there own obsessive behaviour. The boxes were used to create the claustrophobic atmosphere of belongings in which the two brothers lived within their home.


12 x 12 inch wooden boxes with glass windows













To read more about the Collyer brothers and their tragic story please follow the link below.
https://www.psychologistworld.com/issue/collyer-brothers






A Man's World

This artist book explores the contrasts between the man made world and nature. The book cover is created with one side concrete and the other a natural log representing each of these worlds. Inside tells a story of  a man and a fox both hunting for their loved ones meeting with a deadly conclusion in the middle of the book.












The images inside are created with a continuous line, sewn with black cotton.


The pages are concertina folded.