As part of the Liverpool Book Art, I will be exhibiting ‘Two Thousand Insects’ in the form of mini hand printed concertina books. ”The exhibition will combine examples of early artists’ works and fine bookbinding from the Library’s specialist collection and a range of contemporary artists’ books. We want the exhibition to celebrate excellence and creativity, and to increase interest and appreciation of artists’ books. ”
The first major Liverpool Artists’ Book Fair will be held in Liverpool’s spectacular refurbished Central Library on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July 2014. There will be around 30 tables of artists’ work for sale. Entry for the public is free. Opening Times: Friday 4th July 2014 11.00 – 18.00; Saturday 5th July 10.00 – 17.00
Two Thousand Insects references a quote made in Robert Spence Watson’s ‘The History of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1793-1896).
In his account of the development of the society and library, Watson refers to the Societies growing collection of natural history objects that range from Egyptian mummies, an Australian wombat and two thousand insects. Easton takes this incidental detail in Watsons account and creates a series of folded books containing at least two thousand insects and sets them into a wooden letterpress type tray, referencing the traditional craft of book making.
83x37x5cm Printed paper & wooden type tray £350