|Title||How Do I Love Thee?|
|Artist / Creator||Sarah Bodman|
|Place of Publication||Bristol, UK|
|Contributors||J P Willis (Australia)|
|Structure / Binding||Accordian binding with laser cut overlays. Hard bound cover with string ties.|
|Number of Pages||10 pages, each with a laser cut overflap that lifts up to reveal image below.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm)|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
A collaborative book with JP Willis (Australia); inspired by the Romantic poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43. An example of how far people in love will go to keep it. Pages were sent back and forth from the UK and Australia and then printed and laser cut at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol. Cover by Bristol Bound Bookbinding. The book is our second collaboration, brought together by our mutual interest in the darker side of human nature. The pages reinterpret the sentiment of the original sonnet, and notions of nature (and human nature) as something beautiful and safe. What lies beneath can be very sinister.
Artist BioSarah is Research Fellow for Artists' Books at the Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), where she runs projects investigating and promoting contemporary book arts. She is also the editor of the Book Arts Newsletter a vital monthly book arts resource published at the CFPR; and the Artist's Book Yearbook a biennial publication on contemporary book arts, published by Impact Press. She is the editor of The Blue Notebook journal for artists’ books, and writes a regular news column on artists’ books for the ARLIS UK and Ireland News-sheet, and for the journal Printmaking Today. Sarah is the author of Creating Artists’ Books (a handbook for A&C Black, UK and Watson-Guptill, New York, USA, 2nd edition published December 2007, ISBN 978-0-7136-6509-3). Sarah's artists' books are included in many international collections such as Tate Britain, the British Library and the V & A Museum, All Saints Library and Winchester School of Art, UK; Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Yale Centre for British Art, MOMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Mills College and Rhode Island School of Design USA; Museum van het Boek and AKI (ArtEz) The Netherlands; Biblioteca Casanatense, Italy; Southern Cross University, Lismore and Institute of the Arts, Canberra, Australia.