Category book art

The art of Angling

Few months ago I was invited to take part in a beautiful exhibition in Jaggedart, a small but great gallery in Marylebone, London that specializes in works on paper and book art. The exhibition, On the same page focused on Artist’s Books and Alterations: In a time when words and images seem to evaporate into the ether, this […]

Inhale, Exhale (and Sneeze)

Last June I went on a trip to Mid Wales, where one of my books was exhibited together with other 26 pieces at the Sidney Nolan Trust, in Presteigne.    The exhibition is called Re-Imagining the Laws of England: “A set of ‘Halsbury’s Statutes’, the accepted authoritative texts for statute law (Acts of Parliament) of England and Wales, […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 7/Maelström

For this work, representing the immense powerful vortex described in Edgar Allan Poe’s A descent into the Maelström, I wanted to use a traditional printing technique instead of the digital approach used for previous books. I carved the image of a whirlpool into a piece of linoleum and I repeated the same print on each of the 50 pages […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 6/Macondo

Macondo is the very first part of the series Guides to Elsewhere: it was created two years ago for my boyfriend, who had left for a two-month trip to Brazil. Before his trip, I had lent him my brother’s old Lonely Planet: he then bought an updated version of it and left the old one at home. That object […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 5/Labyrinth

When King Minos of Crete decided to build a prison to hold the Minotaur in Knossos, he called Daedalus: the skilled inventor created a Labyrinth so intricate, he had to build himself a pair of wings in order to escape it. To be consisted with the classical depictions on coins and pottery,even though both logic […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 4/City of the Immortals

The Immortal is a short story written by Jorge Luis Borges and included in a collection, The Aleph, published in 1949; it tells the autobiographical tale of a roman soldier, Marcus Flaminius Rufus, and his quest for a river that gives immortality. After a long journey, he finds the river and a labyrinthic place called City […]

The work in progress of Guides to Elsewhere: 3/Erewhon

Erewhon is a 19th Century novel by Samuel Butler; it name is also the name of a fictional country where the novel takes place. The title is meant to be read as “nowhere” backwards even though the letters “h” and “w” are inverted. The book is a satire of Victorian society and describes the peculiarities […]