Tag Archives: book art

Gates to a New World: my papercuts grow tall

TRANSLATION is a group exhibition of works by artists who have either moved away from their countries to live and work in a different culture and language, or who translate between different types of language: scientific, musical, linguistic and visual. It offers a dialogue between languages, in a multifaceted exhibition of artists’ books, sculptures, prints and […]

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, […]

Ours Magazine meets Linda Toigo

Oh, how great it is when someone understands what I do, probably even more than myself! Few weeks ago journalist Cyrila Ringele met me in my studio and recorded an informal conversation about my work and aspirations for Ours Magazine. Here is the result of her work: http://ours-mag.com/2015/07/21/ours-magazine-meets-linda-toigo/

Sharing skills is fun: book art workshop

Here are some images from the first part of my book alteration workshop, held few days ago at the Westminster Reference Library. Lonely Planet offered a full box of old editions from their archive and that was the starting point of the workshop. I just added some blades, cutting mats and encouragement: the rest came very easily. […]

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 […]