Double Cube Room, Interiors Series, 2009, cut & tiled book plates, 41 x 37 cm
Piccadilly Circus New Years Celebrations 1951/1961, 2008, cut & folded vintage book plates, 15 x 11 inches
The Great Stair, 2009, cut & tiled book plates, 37.5 x 36.5 cm
Admiralty Arch, 2o10, cut & folded vintage book plates, 39.8 x 31.5 cm
Women, 2009, cut & folded book plates, 41.5 x 30 cm
Centrepoint 1975/ 1981, The Universal Now, 2010, cut & folded vintage bookplates ,14.75 x 11 inches
Henry VII Chapel 1967 / 1975, The Universal Now, 2010, cut and folded vintage book plates, 17.13 x 13.75 in
Downing Street 1979 / 1985, The Universal Now, 2010, cut & folded vintage book plates, 10.38 x 15.63 in
The Music Room, 2009, cut & tiled book plates, 49 x 29.5 cm
I collect second hand tourist guides. Within the century of printed photographs that they contain, I search for plates that have been printed at similar scale, taken from a similar view point. When I find a near match between book plates, I cut and fold the pages into a new single surface. The dates written on each work give the publication dates of the books I have used. Whichever has been used as the ‘base’ image is listed first.
The patterns I use to cut the two book pages into one single surface are such that all of both sheets of paper are preserved. If you were to fold all the flaps in or out, the entirety of each image will be seen. The act of folding one image into the other pushes them out into three dimensions in a bulging time ruffle.
Abigail Reynolds at Seventeen Gallery, London
[…] Into Life (n.d.) Abigail Reynolds. In: http://www.escapeintolife.com/ At: http://www.escapeintolife.com/artist-watch/abigail-reynolds/ (Accessed on 23 October […]