The Key Book (back cover) Mo 15
(H 12 cm W 9.5 cm )
Yesterday I was feeling that a breakthrough was imminent for resolving this book and taking the metaphor literally, cut through the back cover to inlay this old brass keyhole
The Key Book (front cover) with rust dyed key cloth from Liz Ackert and that’s her extraordinary 60 count hand woven linen in the next pic
and here’s the reverse
so now I have the key what was the question… ?
you can see the pages in more detail here, here, here, here, here & here
PS the explorations in this little book have me thinking once again about light and layers and engraving glass
and how lace relates to glass…
listen to this interview with Tony Hanning a master of drawing the light in glass
“to see the things we remember never having seen”
Tony gave me the best lesson ever in seeing
Back in 1989 I was engraving the detail in the dragonfly wings on one of his cameo carved vases as the professional practice component in my last year at art school and he said, “these are not dragonfly wings with all these arabesques & curlicues, go home find a dragonfly, look at it’s wings and then come back and get back to work. I did and in that moment learned to truly see….