The show is on. It is public. Are my little books published now? What does it mean to be published? The books are available, but not completely. Available to look at from the outside. But not for reading. Which is unfortunate. I have made a … Continue readingExhibition of insignificance
My first little books are imitations of books. I have only emulated the craft of handmade books. Unaware that I was actually doing so. This insight has dawned on me later in the project when realising that my technique and my tools were not adquate … Continue readingImitation or the Real Thing
I now realise – a slow process – that I need to learn more about making books and boxes from OTHER sources, from people who know. I have exhausted my own imagination and innovative skills. They have taken me this far – the Lady Books … Continue readingJust a hobby?
Concerning looking at insignificant objects with interest: I have come to a stage in my Caspian Sea project where some reconsideration must take place. From the start I assumed that the things that I had saved were insignificant and trivial. A quick look was enough. … Continue readingSignificant interest
Concerning the miniature study of the insignificant little things – The Caspian Sea project: One morning the word ’coffin’ surfaced. I suddenly realised that the boxes i have made for my trivial things are just that. Coffins. I have put the things in eight boxes … Continue readingRevelation?
16 useless things in a box – I stare at them – that’s all – nothing emerges. End of project? A couple of weeks into the project I am still struggling for the right words and the true story to pop up and materialize as … Continue readingMagic eyes?
A couple of days ago I glued the cover paper onto the cardboard boxes for my Chat-books – engaging myself in the detailed observation of the whole activity – I made nine boxes in (almost) one go so I could study a progressive process of … Continue readingGlued imperfections
take a normal book (ordinary sized hard cover book) as a model artefact – you may think the miniature book would be exactly the same only smaller – preserving quantative proportions e.g. the relative size of the page – but what happens to the qualitative … Continue readingNormal books are not models for miniatures
It seems to me a small book can only harbour a modest content – great and serious ideas can not be accommodated in a little book – they need long words and many sentences – but is that so? – a short poem can express … Continue readingSubjects for very small books
I am learning how to make a website / blog and I am still confused about certain things. It seems I am always in some learning process – this is definitely true for the miniature books. I think it is essential for my approach – … Continue readingLearning