Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
paper, thread, cellophane
Artist Statement about work:
Two volumes that are a further series and part of an endless flow of creative book bindings from my practice. A further development of technique in so much as they are reduced to be a very simple binding process and are intended to be an expression of inspirational qualities taken from the planets. A book informs the reader through its content. A creative binding becomes an expression that is reflective of content. It gains form through the written message and concepts. The seven planets and their different ways of emanating sound in the macrocosmic is reflected in the use of seven different sections forming one binding. The second binding incorporates distinct colour and transparency resulting in one book having a winged like quality through the application of the curved and cut sections and the other taking on a star like shape through added colour touches to sections.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – highly colourful; structure – multiple openings; image – abstract; technique – high tech; layout – centered on page; text – none image abstract; paper- single colour. Adjectives: musical , lyrical , oo , oo , oo
Brigitta Gallaher, Artist and bookbinder, lives in Sydney Australia. She trained as a professional designer bookbinder, in the Centro del Bel Libro in Ascona and completed her Swiss bookbinding diploma in Zurich. In 1987 she established in Sydney her own bookbinding studio, she has worked for many corporations, book-publishers. Helping artists and graphic designers and architects presenting their work. Now she is no longer problem solving for her clients. She is finding her own creative voice in the field of installation/book-art.