Last month I worked with Naomi Cleaver on an interesting project for iQ Leeds to design and install a wall made completely out of books, which I think you will agree, is very different to my usual pin and thread work. I have worked with Naomi of various jobs before including Flight Paths for iQ Shoreditch ,amongst others
I sourced the books from my local book recycling depot, all 2 tonnes of them. Us and our lorry load of books headed up to Leeds to install the wall in the new study room before the start of the new term. It was a bit liked dry stone walling having to find the right size book to fit into various nooks and crannies. And without much further ado, here are the results.
The room was still a bit of a building site when we left with carpets yet to be fitted, furniture added and lighting installed, but I don’t think this effects the overall look of the wall
I managed to get a shot of myself with the wall as a backdrop which gives you an idea of the epic scale of this task. It took myself and an assistant 3 long days, copious amounts of Gripfill, lots of pva, thousands of books, and shed load of determination to get this 8 metre long book wall built in time, but I enjoyed every second. Hope you like it
Lovely feature in this months embroidery magazine. Article entitled Monumental Textiles and you will see me “pulling strings with my Flight Paths piece for iQ Shoreditch featured amongst some of these textile greats, #christo #chiharushiota #alicekettle #dohosuh #shaunarichardson #gabrieldawe #kaarinakaikkonen #clairemorgan #elanatsui
Thanks for the lovely write up Jo Hall!
Also check out the beautiful front cover image by #janetechelman.
This week I had the pleasure of welcoming Sharon Berkal, from DW-TV and a film crew to my studio in Cheltenham to do a feature on my work and here it is
May was a busy month, not only did I install my first window display, I also completed some work for Sony Playstation at The Great Hall, Wembley Stadium for the Champions league final. Very exciting job and was great to be involved in something big. The biggest mission on this one…..trying to find pantone referenced shoe laces….on a tight deadline….not particularly easy! Got there in the end.
So the brief was to complete large laced Sony Playstation themed words on various walls, all different colours within the Great Hall. Here are some pictures…..created using screws and coloured shoelaces.
Yet again I am a bit late with my news, but things have just been manic this summer. Installing this, installing that, here there and everywhere and also I became an aunty…..which I’m sure you know is extremely time consuming!! Anyways, lets get to business. Back in May I installed a window display at Neville Johnson’s new flagship store at 3 Wigmore Street, London. Being a Manchester based company, the brief was to merge Manchester and London into a window display. But the real mission on this one was to make a double sided piece, viewable from both inside and outside……so I have created the window display on lots of cubes and boxes…..like massive grown up building blocks!! Window is still installed for your viewing pleasure, but if you don’t get to see it here are some pics
and some inside shots….