Thursday, 21 June 2012
I have been very busy with making new things out of old books.... Here for you to see are my newest chairs. Three here and there is another one I have yet to complete - they will be in my shop tomorrow.
Each takes quite some time to build, in stages, using pages from old novels, glue and gouache paint. A chair must have its own individual personality and I like to give them names. The tallest is 'dreamer chair', at about 24cm tall. They are designed as sculptural handmade objects. They are not for sitting on - which reminds me of walking around old houses open to the public and seeing little card signs saying: 'please do not sit on the chair' and because of the sign every child visitor is so so tempted to try and see if they can just put their bottom on the seat, if only for a moment..... But please, do not attempt to sit on these chairs, or place heavy objects upon.....
I've still things to complete before tomorrow's (Friday) update. Will be sharing more soon.