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
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.