About the Book
'Words' is a facsimile of Jean Paul Sartre's autobiographical novel of that name with all the text removed other than an eleven word phrase of the author's own found in sequence within Sartre's original.
The phrase is a reference to a line written by Andre Breton using his surrealist technique of stream of consciousness.
My work blurs the boundaries between literature and visual art. Over the years I have produced collage, texts, books, sound pieces, projections and ‘found narratives’. In 2009 I obtained a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the University of the West of England where I gained a Distinction. Since then I have self-published several book works most of which are available here on blurb. My books are also available in a number of book shops including the Book Art Book Shop in London. I have book works held in the collections of the Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol, the Tate library in Tate Britain, University College London, and the Baltic in Gateshead. In 2012 I contributed a work to the al-Mutanabbi Street project, an international touring exhibition of book artists which will eventually find a permanent home in the Iraqi National Library. And in 2014 I participated in an exhibition of UK & Russian book artists held in Moscow.