The fourth in the series of bookworks using the novels of Francois Sagan as their starting point. A Certain Smile takes the 1979 Penguin edition of her novel of that name and transforms it into an original concrete poem by removing all text other than sentences beginning 'We…' up to the first punctuation. A Certain Smile continues the series, begun in 2009 with La Chamade, exploring the multiplicity, malleability and fallibility of human consciousness and memory, whilst showing there to always be more than one side to a story.
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, and in University College London. 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.
Mountolive Published February 27, 2014
LUMA/CHROMA Published September 22, 2013
Wonderful Clouds Published August 12, 2010
Sunlight on Cold Water Published August 12, 2010
Words Published August 12, 2010
Ttepye fe fn rr t Published May 21, 2009
Qrori lo C c e Published May 21, 2009
La Chamade Published May 02, 2009