Publius Ovid {miniature photobook}

PUBLIUS OVID

ARTIST:       HILARY WARDHAUGH

BINDER:        JOY TONKIN

“ ‘Ere land and sea and the all-covering sky Were made, in the whole world the countenance Of nature was the same, all one, well named Chaos, a raw and undivided mass, Naught but a lifeless bulk, with warring seeds Of ill-joined elements compressed together” Publius Ovid 43BC-17AD

By combining Ovid’s poetry and my images I wanted to represent chaos and control. Here I illustrate the natural world’s struggle against a relentlessly growing human existence and our constant attempts to control chaos by building barriers.

The book is a miniature concertina binding.   The boards are covered with a wood veneer and is titled on the front board.   The book is housed in a drop-sided presentation box covered with Japanese paper and an image on the front of the box.   The edition is limited to thirty copies.   This is copy number 6

Price: $200.00

Two copies of the edition will be on exhibition at Canberra gallery Chutespace, located at M16 Artspace. The exhibition opens on 23rd March and runs for a month. Purchases can be made via Hilary Wardhaugh 0418255416 or Jeffree Skewes at Chutespace

 

Here is a video of the larger version of the photobook.

 

and a phone video of the miniature.

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