|Title||New York City (Fascimile Version)|
|Subtitle||An artists view|
|Artist / Creator||Nisha Ferguson|
|Place of Publication||San Miguel de Allende, Mexico|
|Process / Technique||Photographed and the ink jet printed on archival linen|
|Structure / Binding||Hand sewn|
|Medium / Materials||Fabric, thread, oil paints|
|Paper Stock||Archival linen|
|Number of Pages||24 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||18 x 18 x 1 inches closed.|
|Signed & Numbered||Signed by the artist|
I grew up in Woodstock New York in the 1970s as a child I used to go and visit New York City all the time. The city was very different than it is now, much more loose and real. Two summers ago I went back to New York City with my family. I decided I needed to sketch while I was there. Thus was born the first of my fabric sketchbooks. I wanted to be able to roll it up and put it in my bag as I moved around the city A sketchbook is a medium of expression that is accessible to everyone. It allows me the freedom to express different sides of things with every turn of the page. This version of New York City is a "facsimile version" of the original sketch book as shown here. Which means this version is a reproduction, ink jet printed on archival linen. This is a one-off copy of the original, with quite different covers and hand sewing embellishments, hence both books are unique.
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.