Even though not all the recipients of this little artist book have indicated that they have received "Transparent"
I feel I have waited a decent while before sharing some of the contents with you . This book was made as part of a collaborative project by Book Art Object .
By looking at myself, this little book of transparent mixed media drawings is an attempt at observing what makes us the way we are. Although this work is largely personal many observations would apply almost universally.
The covers are all slightly different in the way the waxy surfaces have been gently scratched and marked - a hint at how we rub up against the world and are affected differently. The scratched symbol of a torso is empty apart from a Ned Kelly visor giving an Australian glimpse at myriads of little dots making up a portrait. The title "Transparent" is transparent coming through from the back of the cover.
Inside, the different mugshots are filled and surrounded by symbols and ideas which form aspects of my persona. Using transparent paper allows the separate images to link, inter-relate, layer and confuse the final snapshot. The contents and backgrounds include x-rays,drawings,collaged text,maps,stamps and other scraps relating to my world. The book is an attempt to promote understanding by being transparent
Yes what more can I say? You can check my Flickr for more images if you like.