|Title||New York City (Deluxe Version)|
|Subtitle||A skyscraper is a machine designed to turn land into money|
|Artist / Creator||Nisha Ferguson|
|Place of Publication||San Miguel de Allende, Mexico|
|Structure / Binding||Hand painted on fabric, hand sewn binding|
|Medium / Materials||Oil paint, acrylic, charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, pen and ink, collage|
|Number of Pages||24 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||18.5 x 19 x .5 inches closed.|
|Box / Wrapper||Presented with a custom wooden stand|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
I grew up in Woodstock, New York in the 1970’s. As a child I used to go and visit the city all the time with my family. The city was very different then, much more loose and real. Those memories are part of me. Two summers ago I returned to New York City with my own family, my husband and two sons. I decided I needed to sketch the city… as I love cities, and in particular New York City, so how could I refrain? Thus was born the first of my fabric sketchbooks. The idea first came to me because I wanted something easy to carry, something I could roll up and put it in my bag as I moved around. Then it occurred to me; a fabric book! A sketchbook is a medium of expression that everyone is familiar with. It’s something people understand. A sketchbook allows me the freedom to express different sides of things with every turn of the page. It is multi-dimensional and personal, it is a story in pictures, it is something I can show the world. It is an open-book! This version of New York City is a deluxe, original version of this title. You can see an alternative, facsimile version here.
Artist BioNisha Ferguson was born in Canada; she studied painting, illustration and ceramics at The Art Centre in Toronto. Nisha married her classmate Dan and began a collaboration in ceramic sculpture. They are DaNisha Sculpture and have had a successful career since 1992. In 2001 she and her husband moved to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico In 2010 Nisha began to create artist's sketchbooks. Each book represents my feelings or ideas about places I have been and people or ideas that have influenced the trajectory of my life. And it really satisfies me to put these ideas into a book form because it is like telling my own story in a format that is familiar and accessible to others. Nisha has had both international and national exhibitions; countries include The United States, Canada, Australia, and Mexico.