Time is of the essence.
My 'to do' list has 'food' on it. Signs that doing an MA distracts from normal daily activities.
I have to keep a reflective diary, and this week's homework is to play with paper and thread to see what 'book' forms I can come up with.
A book can be almost anything if you choose to take the loosest definition of the word.
Already I am confused about what a 'book' actually might be; it has elements of
I have been asked to make a book about a certain space/place. I have 2 weeks to do this. I have also been asked to play with paper folding and thread to see what variants of book form I can come up with.
I started with a palm leaf binding of some images about a walk.
very simple, and allowing the images to be kept in sequence while being able to view them as a sequence if the thread is long enough.
|palm leaf binding|
|concertina with pockets|
|folded concertina and a paper cover|
|a more rigid structure with pockets|
|loosely bound pages using needle and cotton|
It is possible to fold paper very intricately and mathematically.
If you have no other tasks in life, then that might be for you.
I enjoyed loose sewing and crushing; more in line with my fuzzy photos.
But for my space related book task I have chosen the seawall at Camber Sands. Rigid concrete on a massive scale dividing farmland and the sea.
A place to breathe.
A short stroll on the shingle in search of ideas for my book revealed evidence of people making their own creations from natural and man made objects; stones, feathers, shells and a poppy stalk.
|Is this a book?|
I collected some bits of string, wood, stones and seaweed .
The structure of the book needs to represent the wall; strong and linear.
The content is going to be about the feelings and thoughts that I had while walking along the wall. Words that came to mind....
- you get the picture
I had better get on with it.