Continuing on in my series of themes from Origin, I wanted to focus on paper in 3D. There was quite a lot of this in evidence on Saturday - deconstructed books, paper sculpture and suchlike.
The work of Sarah Morpeth (which I am kicking myself for failing to buy an example of), is often delivered in book format, but it derives from books she has made herself.
Which seems less contentious somehow, because I know a lot of people find deconstucting books distasteful. I am not one of them. For me, the sacred element of books is the power of the words and ideas which they contain and not the physical nature of the books themselves.
I had to explain this attitude to another exhibitor Anya Keeley, who I was chatting to, whilst looking at her work. As I uttered the words 'I used to be a bookseller', I saw the look of horror pass across her face.
Though I think Alice had a slight shock when she looked closely at the birds made by Claire Brewster. She cuts her birds from maps and atlases. Alice works in a Geography department. The subversive side of me wonders if they have a budget for art, though the academics would possibly have a heart attack at the sight of one of these on their walls.
[Once again, all photos are the artist's own]
Hopefully you are not bored senseless by the continuing babble about Origin - I'm afraid there's still more I feel the need to capture. Blogs are good for that, no? Reminding yourself of ephemeral thoughts which otherwise slip through the cracks. What are you in danger of loosing today?