Welcome to my web site here at 'Deckle Edged', I hope you will enjoy looking at my work, all my books and paper cuts are for sale. Each piece is unique and hand cut; all my designs are affordable little gems created in my cottage in Shropshire, England.
BOOK ART and PAPER CUTS
My Book Arts fall into two catagories, Altered Books and Paper Cuts. I really enjoy both forms and love working particularly with black card. I enjoy altering books; I make imaginary worlds by cutting up 1930's 40's or 50's books (no books are harmed in this process, well - maybe just a bit !) - my inspiration comes from childhood memories of the pictures coming to life and books becoming close friends. I hope these Altered Books take the viewer into a fairytale land and evoke nostalgic emotions and responses to the work.
I am especially interested in architecture and the skyline relationship between "The New" and "The Old". I cut and shape card, making my imagined cities look oddly familiar. I bind them into book form, each is unique, I do not use templates, I go from my thoughts to paper and cut the outlines.
EXHIBITION NEWS: I have an exhibition with Castle Artists (3-Tunns Brewery, Bishop's Castle) on the 27th-28th November - then a solo exhibition at the SpArC Bishop's Castle from 4th December through to the end of January 2011 - It would be lovely to see you there.