A Tentative Conversation

Posted: June 18, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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accordion book
230cm W x 17cm H
grape vine tendrils, graphite, ink, gouache, thread, watercolour paper, Japanese Abaca paper
A-Tentative-Conversation-detail3-Mo16to the tendrils
ATCMo16aerial view from the stairs in process
pairings photographed before folding
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  1. dinahmow says:

    I’m quite taken by this one, Mo.

  2. Spelling out their own message! Accordion books may appear a simple form however it’s their very simplicity that I enjoy so much . . . making and admiring. It’s beautiful.

    • Mo Crow says:

      it was such a buzz finger pressing each of those joins one after the other to become a book this morning, it worked!

      • There is a peculiar joy in staying up until the wee small hours, or dawn, because you can’t seem to stop until it’s finished.

        • Mo Crow says:

          ever since the Celestial Times zodiac series in 1999 I wake at 2am every day to get 8 hours of studio time in before going out to garden to pay the rent & on the weekends work through til lunchtime then go out for a squizz at whatever art exhibitions are happening with our good friend Richard (he has the best eye with a deep understanding of painting, photography & printmaking) on Sundays I like staying home to watch a film on the computer or read (have a pile of William Gibson books out of the library at the moment) in the afternoons.

  3. Judy Martin says:

    these tendrils look so much like gentle, caring humans. Listening to each other.
    A hopeful book, dear MO.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Judy))) so good to see you surfacing, can you walk yet?! they are such funny tenderly tenacious & yes gentle little beings… the leftover tendrils are gathering themselves into the form of a raggedy old crow…

  4. bronwyn says:

    Love it Mo

  5. Carol says:

    What a delight, Mo! I love every element of your tendril book.

  6. fiona says:

    The perfect title for a perfect book – love it!

  7. margaret johnson says:

    A conversation in shorthand perhaps! Just beautiful Mo, as is everything you do. ox

  8. mo! I went back here and saw just beauty…..thanks for that!

  9. handstories says:

    intimate tet-a-tetes, just wonderful

  10. I love the intersections between the pages as much as the tendrils themselves.👏👏

  11. ravenandsparrow says:

    Natural calligraphy captured…this book is completely beautiful.

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