The final work consists of two artist books. A triptych structure folds together enclosing a hand painted image. The first book's central panel has a 'scar' cutting through the page. It is suggestive of a world in the process of being torn apart; darkness spills out across the smaller panels leaving an impression of an empty devastated world.
The second book opens to a central panel in which the 'scar' has a number of nails placed along the fissure. Referencing the Japanese attitude of Kintsugi - the idea that breakages and cracks can be repaired with an honesty which remains visible, the panel offers a suggestion of potential and renewal.
The outer panels of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights depicts the creation of the world. I have created a textured dark cover, with stitched fragile heartbeat. This wraps around enclosing the entire book.
Staying optimistic in the face of such serious climate challenges is no mean feat. However all change starts with a small gesture. Multiplied, these small changes come together as a greater force. If we hold this in mind, and value collaboration over competition, hope continues to have a chance.
I am also part of Bookscapes Collective.
Bookscapes is a group of six artists that have developed a group practice specialising in site specific interventions and exhibitions.