Saturday, September 8, 2018

floor talk

I don't usually post photos of my family but this is an exception. My daughter was so thrilled to see some of the special artwork I had made for her on public display. And I think she looks as proud of her Dad as I am of her.

Since the artist books were covered in a perspex box on a raised plinth, I had made digital images of details of each book so that the audience could still get a good idea of what was in the books without physically interacting with the book.

It was a small and intimate group of participants in the floor talk so a question and answer format seemed more appropriate than "speeches". This seemed to work well and everyone seemed to be very interested in what the work was about and how it was done.

As most of my work is generally fairly small, this gives a better idea of the drawing's size.

It was a very supportive evening.


Helen M said...

This was a great evening Jack and I loved your work. What a difference it made to be able to see the books in their entirety with the digital images. Ross also commented on how good it was to be able to see the insides of the books. I think it should become the normal practice for all exhibitions of artists books.

Jack Oudyn said...

Thanks for commenting Helen, I agree that artists books need lots of help in a gallery environment. At least the physical presence of the book gives a better indication of size and scale, but we miss out on touch altogether.There is no substitute for "hands on" without gloves.