Scanned images of my sketch book notes about chapbooks held in the Museum of Childhood Archives in Edinburgh. This is work I do as Artist in Residence with the SELCIE project: http://www.blogs.hss.ed.ac.uk/selcie/2016/12/24/welcome-to-selcie-2/
Looking at the sketches that I made in my sketchbook yesterday (2nd March 2017), I realised I was drawn again to the hand-drawn typography. The example below was copied from the frontispiece of a version of Grimm’s Fairy Tales translated by L.L.Weedon. I thought it was oddly short: ‘There was once…’ sounds more incomplete than ‘Once … More Museum of Childhood Books II
Scotland’s Early Literature for Children Initiative (SELCIE) is an organisation which aims to rediscover Scotland’s heritage of publishing for children. Founding member, Sarah Dunnigan kindly invited me to have a look in the museum of childhood archives held at the city chambers, which I have been planning to do for a while and finally got … More Museum of Childhood Books
“Man’s unhappiness, says Descartes, is due to his having first been a child.” Simone de Beauvoir in The Ethics of Ambiguity, II Personal Freedom and Others. As with all art forms, children’s literature is a product of the society it is constructed in and so it unavoidably contains embedded ideology. Our ideas about the world and … More Childhood
I am trying my hand at animation to adapt my illustration to screen. This is based on the gocco printed book I made called Where the Sea Meets the Sky. Refresh the page to watch it again!
Deleuze describes sensation as an autonomous, bodily response to visual art:”Colour is in the body, sensation is in the body, and not in the air. Sensation is what is painted” (2003 :35). This is close to social theorist Brian Massumi’s ‘autonomy of affect’ – which he describes as autonomous reactions to stimulus (Massumi, 1995:83-109). I … More Sensation