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Adelle Outerridge

Alicia Bailey

Amanda Watson-Will

Amelia Bird

Andrea Crane

Christopher Janke

Claire Jeanine Satin

Denise Bookwalter

Douglas Buebe

Emily Artinian

Holly Hanessian

Irene Chan

Jan Owen

Macy Chadwick

Mira Coviensky

Mirabelle Jones

Pamela Zwehl-Burke

RD Burton

Robbin Ami Silverberg

Terri Tibbatts

Thomas Parker Williams

Tonia Bonnell

Wim de Vos


Amanda Watson-Will

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Judy and the Jacaranda

paper, polyester film, pigment ink,
waxed linen thread

6½ x 8½ x ¼

edition of 14

© 2010


Judy and the Jacaranda is my response to the poem Learning Absence by Rosemary Dobson. The book explores a traditional Japanese theme, the progression of seasons as a metaphor for the cycle of life. Drawing a portrait of a woman over 80 years, Judy’s changing identity is visualised on a back-drop of seasonal changes in a Jacaranda tree. The use of translucent pages created images that build up slowly, echoing the progression of time.

Amanda Watson-Will is an Australian artist specialising in artists books. She studied ceramics winning the Craft Queensland Prize on graduation. She completed a Masters of Fine Art, concentrating on artists’ books and ephemeral installations. She is a founding member of the artists’ collective Book*Art*Object  and for the past six years, she has also maintained her personal blog ( where she shares “studio secrets”. She participates in juried exhibitions around Australia, and her work is held in private and public collections.