Created for the 2015 Ideation Experience exhibition.
paper, ink, thread, grey board, book cloth
Artist Statement about work:
This book tells the story of a garment made for a baby but which ended up being worn by a teddy bear. The work is the result of a chance conversation between the artist and the poet, Ama Bolton, which is retold in the first section of the dos à dos. The story unfolds in a sonnet and the result is illustrated in the reverse section. The images are printed digitally and the text is letterpress. The images were either found in my library or taken using found material to meet the requirement for found image. The Fattori etching was one I had photographed in an exhibition at the British Museum and is reproduced with permission. The jumper was made in the primary colours of red, blue and yellow, which coincidentally were specified by the ideation cards. The only images printed in colour are representing the stripes and the teddy. The Great Bear constellation is used to meet the requirement of gigantic.
Created using the following Ideation Deck card draws: color – primary; structure – multiple openings dos à dos; image – found image; technique – high-tech letterpress; layout – minimal or restrained; text – collaborate with a writer or poet; paper- single colour. Adjectives: opposing or contrasting , ordinary or mundane , personal , miniature , gigantic
Pauline Lamont-Fisher is an artist from the United Kingdom, who makes artist’s books. Her principle inspiration is walking in both urban and rural environments and her artist’s books reflect her interest in the landscape. She holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, a Postgraduate Diploma in Book Arts and Crafts from the London College of Communication and an MA in Visual Arts (Book Arts) from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London. She exhibits internationally and her work is held in many public and private collections.