I have been Creating Concertina books since 2011. I find this format perfect to express how I see the world.
The nature of the shape implies narrative and the passing of time.
I have created a variety of books from my own alternative book of “The Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac, to Travel books based on specific places. My most common books follow my line of enquiry within art which lies somewhere between Automatism and Zen painting. These books are created using a combination of the world around me and my own mind state as reference material. This can lead to confusing bits of writing and imagery mixed with pure mark making and pattern.
These finalised books then inhabit a surreal space where the form and formless blend together, like pieces of conversation overheard and stuck back together. An abstract narrative appears as the reader begins the journey of the book and brings their own mind and their own conceptions to the words and imagery.