Once upon a time encyclopaedias had an important life in the homes of families all over the world. Books that were once central for our desire for knowledge are now defunct, unwanted and unloved. A passionate collector of found objects, I reconstruct and recontextualize old encyclopaedias and books, giving them renewed life.
My unique artist’s books are inspired by the marine environment and patterns within nature. They are transformed from a discarded and unloved existence. Intricate folding and rolling of their pages forms spirals symbolising movement and energy and reflecting growth patterns in nature. Casting shadows of their previous lives, they are cut and bound and metamorphosed into precious specimens. The labyrinth of folds and curls entices the reader for closer inspection of their mysterious new life.
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- Pam Langdon
- July 2012
- Perth, Australia
- I am:
- Pam Langdon "Bibliotheca"
- pamlangdon [at] bigpond.com