Accordion book with expressive calligraphy on white paper using oak twig and homemade iron gall ink. Additional marks made with watercolours. Board covers and supporting pages made from heavyweight brown paper painted with iron gall ink, watercolours and gouache.

Measures 170mm high x 133mm wide x approx 20mm deep when folded. Fastens with cream cotton tape tie.

Accordion book with calligraphic script:

‘I am here to speak for the ones who have lost their names,
whose bones are translating daily into leaf bud and bird song’

Lettering on white paper using dip pen and brown acrylic ink. Board cover and supporting pages made with layers of black sugar paper and cartridge paper, overlayed with black tissue paper and card.

Measures 149mm high x 135mm wide by approx 20mm deep when folded. Fastens with black cotton tape tie.

Accordion book made from heavyweight cartridge paper. Read text of poem here.

Pages painted with iron gall ink, watercolours and acrylics. Text printed separately onto cartridge paper and tipped in. Board and cartridge paper cover painted with iron gall ink, acrylics and soluble graphite pencil.

Measures 136mm high x 184mm wide by approx 6mm deep when folded.

All books made during January/February 2017 from papers created during the 2017 Defining Practice course at Newlyn School of Art. Part of an ongoing project – see earlier posts for more on this.

All text and images © Angela Williams 2017

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