I am very happy to be part of this exhibition which has now travelled to Melbourne. This is a great show, which challenges the notion of what a book is. Artists’ books have always done this and while my previous books have been a lot more bookish, I decided to think outside of the square – literally with this work. (See previous books here http://shanajames.com/artists-books/I recently had two of my books purchased by Monash University.)
My work is titled “Ourself Behind Ourself Concealed” the title is taken from a line in an Emily Dickerson poem.
Derived from the paper dolls I loved as a child, this work is not about dressing up but more about whats inside. You can read more about the work here on a previous blog. http://shanajames.com/blog/2017/04/11/ourself-behind-ourself-concealed-the-ideas/
If you are in Melbourne have a look at the show there is some beautiful work. The Between the Sheets Exhibition will be on at Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street Collingwood until 2nd July 2017. Here is a link to their website http://australiangalleries.com.au/exhibitions/
Ourself Behind Ourself Concealed by Shana James