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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Forever in a Nutshell

This year I submitted a sketchbook under the theme “Forever in a Nutshell”, to the Art House CoOp Sketchbooks 2012 World Tour project. The Sketchbook Project is a constantly evolving library of artists' sketchbooks from across the globe. Thousands of sketchbooks will be exhibited at art spaces in 14 cities and after the tour, they will join the collection of the Brooklyn Art Library and made available to the public seven days a week.
Beginning in late spring 2012, Art House will be opening a new (hopefully permanent!) space in San Francisco. Participants in the 2012 project will be part of the inaugural exhibition in the West Coast hub. To find out the dates and location of the tour check out the Art House website
The tour will start in Brooklyn in April and reach the UK in October, being exhibited at The Canada Water Library being co-presented with The Albany and Southwark Council, 21 Surrey Quays Rd, London, SE16.
For my entry I used a range of papercraft, paper engineering, iris folding, collage, watercolor and origami techniques. In terms of my theme “Forever in a Nutshell” I explored the subtheme of Fairytales. Creating pages loosely based on Fairytale princess and linking in my own relationships and stories. To create an air of consistency throughout the book I placed a nutshell in some shape or form on every page.
If you can’t wait until then, here are some pictures of my submission – Forever in a Nutshell...

I am excited that my book will visit art spaces across the country and around the world, encountering thousands of people along the way. As an artist I am provided with a unique code that allows me to log in and see how many people have viewed my work, Art House will also text or email you every time your book is viewed, which is a great way of connecting myself and my work to visitors from around the world.
All the photographs on this blog were taken by the fabulous Matthew Gleaves of Root Red Photography. If you are interested in finding out more about Matthew’s work or commissioning him for a project contact or check out his website

1 comment:

Sue Barnfield said...

Lisa, this book is utterly gorgeous (and beautifully photographed too) - I've never had the patience to do one.