The first publication from the series is now in the collection of artists’ books at the Victoria and Albert Museum’s National Art Library. Exhibited in ….on making cured by Sian Bonnell and Malgosia Zwolicka at The Photographic Gallery, the National Museum of Gdansk, Poland from March to June this year. Alongside a painting exhibition Made In Britain.
In Velvet Black my light reapproaches daylight, particularly as it fades to black.The first in my series from Colour from Black where my long-term body of work explores ideas on Nature’s Quiet, Beauty, Sensation and Place through a childhood landscape – The connection through the differential scale of plants, gardens and the landscape beyond.
In a quiet subtle way Velvet Black performs An Ode to the Victorians – The series addresses the historical and present-day collecting and tending of plants. Merging in and out of the black velvet background the colour surround becoming both background and foreground highlighting and blurring the captions as the pages progress. Portraying the transience of daylight and blooms.The captions varying between botanical and informal names.
The plants are symbolic of collecting plants and planting a garden.
The publication also combines traditional method with present-day, including four french folded pages and printing four colour with a sunlight-powered four colour litho press.
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