A couple of days ago I wrote a post about my feature in Uppercase magazine. Today I’m going to talk about the piece that made it happen, an artist’s book titled “O2”.
O2 is an artist’s book about oxygen. While it is not in-depth, scientifically, it is colourful, enjoyable and beautiful.This project started as a drawing study of the beautiful cell formations of oxygen-producing organisms and their structures. This triggered a curiosity about their function and history, which in turn led to the creation of this artists’ book from accumulated images and information.
This piece is also a labour of love, created entirely by hand. All the paper is my own handmade paper, made exclusively for this project. All images are my own, which I transferred and hand relief-printed. I also wrote all the text, based on my research, which I then screenprinted. And finally, I hand bound each book, completing this project and turning the prints into an art object, an artist’s book.
Hand printed in a limited edition of 9 books, there are only a couple of copies left. To read more, see them in my Etsy shop here.
Some of your projects are truly stunning. I don’t know where you find the time to get all these things done, but good on you!
Thanks so much! I work full time on Sprouts Press, so that means many hours are logged day and night designing, creating and being a businesswoman!! And I wouldn’t have it any other way!!
Wow really? is this blog your main job? ! That’s incredible!
Nope, i wish!! The blog is just one part of running a small business. I’m a one-woman company so i wear many different hats, and i love every second of it!
Holy. good for you! That is so awesome.