Tuesday, September 3, 2013

eenie meenie


























"Eenie Meenie" is a little book I completed recently for the Artisan Annual Artist Books Exhibition.
The turkishmapfold image on Fabriano watercour paper , was my first attempt at coming to terms with my Uluru experience. It contrasts maps and map symbols as well as aboriginal language concerning various landforms and land use in the area. The cover utilises earth pigments on chinese paper and has quite a central australian "feel".





























Currently, I am working collaborately with Helen Malone on a more sculpural approach to the same area and its a very exciting experience working with such a talented booksartist. Her book "bloom" is featured on the Artisan flyer advertising the Annual Artist Book exhibition.





Isn't it a spectacularly sculptural beauty of a book? If you live in Melbourne or a visiting at the right time, pop in and have a look. The books always look even better and hopefully you can get your hands on them(with gloves of course).



7 comments:

Velma Bolyard said...

i like this one!

rObfOs said...

So many layers to this little book Jack. Love how you've used the earth pigments and that the sculptural form of the book echoes the landscape you're depicting.

Helen M said...

Thanks for your kind words Jack. The complex surface of Eenie Meenie looks beautiful in your photographs and even better in real life!

Jack Oudyn said...

Thank you for your encouraging remarks, it all helps me strive even hsrder on the next book.

dinahmow said...

I read about this on Helen's post. And I liked what she wrote about your collaboration.
I also like the way you both approached this idea and the final choice of structure.

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks dina, it was amazing how many transformations we all underwent
(the book and us)

Elizabeth Banfield said...

I saw this yesterday Jack. A beautiful piece, and the colours are even better in real life. I enjoyed having a proper look (with gloves of course).