|Which side I choose
|Artist / Creator
|Place of Publication
|Structure / Binding
|Post and screw binding, five wheels each side
|Medium / Materials
|Pencils, dry pastel, block printing
|10 x 10 x 1.5 inches
People like facts. Which side I choose is an artist book presenting facts about the planet. For me, it is very important to feel the human touch in my books. That is the reason I often make unique pieces. This book is very organic, not perfect, even a little naive. Each roulette (wheel) has its own design and composition connected to the subject. Each one is filled with images and symbols, using collage, handmade prints, drawing and dry pastel. The subjects are also related on both sides. Example: the widest wheel presents facts about what falls from the sky. People will have to manipulate the book, compare various facts and think about which side they choose. They have to turn each roulette to be able to read and see everything. All the material was found here and there, almost nothing new. The biggest roulette came from an atlas cover, a real book.
Artist BioGuylaine Couture lives in Montreal, speaks French, teaches graphic design and shares her discoveries on her blog. She started making artist books after a short bindery workshop some years ago. She has this obsession with creativity and paper for a long time. As a graphic designer, Guylaine is upset by the enormous quantities of paper and words used and abused to push a commercial message. The re-use of printed documents, pieces of photos, and chosen words is a perpetual game for her. Using collage, drawing and manual printing, she tries to give a new direction, a second life to this material. Each book attempts to create a fusion between the contents and the container while questioning the manipulation of the object by the reader. Browse slowly one of its artists' books is an experience, a conversation, a relationship with her and her concerns. She participated in exhibitions in Canada, the United States, in England and Australia.