Reinventing the paper piece

A couple of years ago I made this piece, my first in paper, constructed from book proofs. It has been a real trouper; a couple of exhibitions, some press and a lot of interest.  It is going out again for Colour, at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester, Sat 23rdMarch – Sun 12thMay 2013, along with this coat (currently at Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford). 

sewn up

Sewn Up in situ

Sewn Up

I made a smaller, companion piece a couple of years ago, and this morning I finally finished a 3rd piece.
I had started the new one as a commission, following the Leicester Open Exhibition at New Walk Museum last winter, but the buyer pulled out before I started assembly. Disappointing, but c’est la vie….
I’m hoping this new one can also go to New Brewery Arts and will go home with a happy buyer, this time.

Sewn Up 3

Sewn Up 3