|Artist / Creator||Fiona Dempster|
|Place of Publication||Maleny, Queensland, Australia|
|Structure / Binding||Single page binding on brass rods|
|Medium / Materials||Etched aluminium, brass rods, aluminium shim, burnt book pages, waxed linen thread|
|Paper Stock||Recycled book pages|
|Number of Pages||7 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||4.5 x 7.5 x 1 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 3|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
In my mind, many of the gains women have made remain fragile and require vigilance to ensure that they are not lost. In many places, the gains really are fragile and can be lost through a change in government or through less than democratic processes. These fragile, burnt pages leave behind reminders of the gains we need to safeguard. The strength and resilience of the metal confirms for us the strength and resilience of women.
Artist BioFiona Dempster is a calligraphic and book artist based in Maleny, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland of Queensland Australia. She loves books, words, marks and text, and her work is generally elegant, spare and restrained; seeking the essence of things rather than an elaborate and complex expression of them. Her work is often paper-based and takes the form of books; however, she also works with metal, timber and Perspex to express words and texts in ways that take calligraphy off the page and into the outdoors. Fiona was a finalist in the 2010 and 2013 Libris Book Awards, the 2009 and 2011 Southern Cross University's Acquisitive Artists' Book Award and the 2011 and 2013 East Gippsland Artist Book Award. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, the USA and Japan. Her work is also in the collections of the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia; George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia USA; University of California Santa Barbara, California USA; Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, California USA; Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minnesota, USA; Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia USA; University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA; and Emory University, Georgia USA.