Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Valerian 40 days later

Two more weeks have gone by already.
Now that I am fully set up here things are getting more efficient and I am getting a clearer idea of where I am aiming at during this residency.
I have been experimenting a lot with bookmaking, using art papers and also scraps and recycled objects such as maps, and phone books.

Right now, it's still a little bit messy as I don't concentrate so much on quality but rather on playing and experimenting with this new medium.
One of the first books where I forced myself to do an actual good job was a unique piece named «on m'appelle mollet d'acier», which was a gift for my sister's 40th birthday.

This is quite important for me as I want to focus on more personnal issues during my residency, family included. So I had to spend a good time looking through family albums and understanding something of the point of view of my late father especially.
I am still documenting my activities on my instagram :

Also a couple pictures on my TumblR :

Including this one


which will belong to one of my main projects here, a long and large concertina book of pinhole sea pictures.

Also started taking a look at old mine sites around wales... and there are many !

Anyway, also a good way to move around the country

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