|Title||The Secret Garden|
|Artist / Creator||Sarah Bodman|
|Place of Publication||Bristol, UK|
|Process / Technique||Archival inkjet colour print|
|Structure / Binding||Accordion with separate hard covers.|
|Paper Stock||Velin Arches Blanc|
|Number of Pages||20 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3 x 3 inches (8 x 8 cms.)|
|Edition Size||Edition of 20|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
A concertina-format book, based on the discovery of a set of arbitrary botanical slides in an old box. The slide images are a series of rather sinister developing contents. The book is enclosed in fake veneer wood covers, much like the cover of the original box.
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.