22 April 2014

New incarnation for the "museum maze" book

The first version of "Walking the Museum Maze" book was printed on a laserjet printer, and some of the ink (or rather, toner) came off during the waxing process. The photos submitted to the "Inspired by..." show didn't show those particular areas, and my bargain with the devil was that if the work was accepted, I'd remake the book.
First attempt (on the left) was on paper that proved to be too thick, not translucent after waxing. (I'll put it together anyway.) On the right is the second attempt, on an onion-skin type of paper, which became very translucent. Another interesting factor is the ink colour - both were printed on the same printer, without changing any colour settings. 

After cutting and folding and joining, I'll add a line of stitches with thin (linen?) thread along the base of the photos. Given that viewers won't be able to pick up the book, the stitched "footprints" will indicate the twists and turns of the maze.

And after that, it's just a matter of preparing the perspex shelf, and delivering it all to the gallery on the appointed day. 

The exhibition runs from 20 May to 19 June, and the gallery is at 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7HT, nearest tube Lambeth North.

1 comment:

Jane Housham said...

So your work WAS accepted for the show? Congrats!