Thursday, June 6, 2013
During my stay in Sydney earlier this year I had the great fortune to join Sydney Book Arts Group (BAG). What fun to spend a couple of hours each month sitting in a circle of interesting, creative artists whose passion is to make books!
While I was there the group decided to create an installation, a joyful piece called Life Cycle for the Sydney Writer's Festival 2013 (which took place in May). 743 pages from abandoned books were each individually made into a piece of art, then attached together and hung from a Hills Hoist clothesline, one that is found in backyards throughout Australia.
I made a small contribution compared to the other artists as I had to return to Vermont. But it was great fun to participate and then see the photos of the finished piece. Wish I had been there to help put it all together!