stand 5 Psyclonic Studios / Anne-Maree Hunter

stand 5 – Psyclonic Studios/Anne-Maree Hunter

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A to Z, 2006

As the title suggest, encyclopaedias nominally contain information for just about everything. Individual volumes from a set of out dated “World Book Encyclopaedias” have been cut into the shape of each letter of the alphabet. Altered book in 26 volumes.  30 cm x 30 cm x 10 m. Unique. $3,500

 

A Field Guide to Barbed Wire, 2003

An imitation of Field Guides in general, this book instead has images of the barbed wire a ‘twitcher’ may encounter. Each page identifies a specific barbed wire along with its ‘species’ and ‘genius’ name hand stamped in Latin such as Apis aculeus. Includes hand stamped end papers. Lithography & hand stamping. 10 pp. 15 x 11 x 1 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 6. $200

 

A Novel in Sushi, 2004

Parts of a discarded novel collected in Japan have been rolled into sushi shaped morsels and served up. Altered Japanese book with chopsticks. Signed and dated. Unique. $150

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Black Holes, 2006

A wooden book shell is bound in Buckram. Inside lines of text are stamped out leaving letter shaped holes. 13 x 9 x 6 cm. One-of-a-kind book object with date. $185

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Biscuit Books, 2004

Contained within an Arnott’s biscuit tin are seven kinds of ‘biscuits’ in the form of books. Each ‘biscuit’ incorporates individually folded paper pages and/or images and text. For example, the Monte Carlo has a spiral of paper vanilla cream and raspberry jam. Each of the seven biscuits is editioned. 16 x 15 x 15 cm. Signed and dated. One-of-a-kind. $2,500

 

Death sentence, 2006

In a very gothic black coffin shaped book, each page has a one-word sentence – ‘death’. The text on each page is printed in a different font. Screenprint and letterpress. 16 pp. 30 x 13 x 4.5 cm. 16 pp. Signed and dated. $150

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Happily ever after …, 2006

A wooden book shell is bound in Buckram. Inside, lines of metallic text tell a ‘tongue in cheek’ fairy tale. The single page of text imitates the page form of traditional books. Book object, paper, metallic letters. 22 x 16 x 6 cm. One-of-a-kind. $200

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How do you hurt me? Let me count the ways, 2006

Ghostly images of 15 types of barbed wire are numbered in a counting book. Lithographic reversal with hand stamping and coptic binding. 16 x 14 x 1 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 6. $200

 

Japanese Coiffure, 2004

Numerous traditional Japanese hairstyles have been reproduced over pages of Japanese text. The spine of the book has a mane of lustrous black hair. Altered Japanese novel with photocopy release, nylon hair & wooded comb. 18 x 13 x 2 cm. Unique. $350

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…In, Under, Through & Out the Other Side, 2007

What is in there? Where does it go? What is on the other side? Will we make it through? The subject matter for, and the shape of this artist book are tunnels, actual and symbolic. The temptation to search them is strong and carries both dangers and new possibilities. Screenprint, intaglio, chine collé & letterpress. 11 pp. 24 x 12 x 6.5 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 5. $500

 

Juice: Oranges & Lemons, 2007

Based on a nursery rhyme, this artists’ book explores my interest in the circular book form. This rhyme has a beginning and an end but they are usually chanted repeatedly in a circular manner. Screenprint, chine collé, letterpress, drinking straws. 22 pp. 20 x 15 x 15 cm. 20 x 15 15 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 4. $200

 

Judge me, 2002-5

A volume of the collected works of William Shakespeare has been re-covered in bookbinders cloth and the words – “Judge Me” in black wooden lettering has been applied. The book invites us to judge this book by its cover while Shakespeare cautions against this approach to the judging of character. Altered book with buckram and wooden letters. 21 x 15 x 8 cm. Signed and dated. One-of-a-kind. $250

 

‘Condensed Books’ from the ‘Little Libraries’ series, 2003

Famous for condensing books and stories, existing Reader’s Digests have been given this physical and visual treatment. The result is many small books whose stories we can never finish. The “Condensed Books” form part I of a trilogy of altered books. Part II is “The Extended Book” and part III is “Tall Stories!” Variable sizes. Signed and dated. Altered books. $5 ea.

 

On Cloud Nine (Sky Writing series), 2004

In the form of a concertina, images of the sky and clouds are rit large with a long poem of evocative words about softness, whiteness and types of clouds. Digital photographs. 24 pp. 10 x 15 x 1 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in a edition of 4. $150

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Pharmacopeia, 2003

A glass fronted medicine cabinet etched with the title “Pharmacopeia” houses six boxed bottles that form the chapters to this artists’ book. Each bottle contains capsules with image and text of a cut up story. Lithography, intaglio, watercolour, bottles, capsules & medicine cabinet. 60 x 45 x 15 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 6. $1000

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Pillow Book, 2003

A Coptic bound satin pillow contains collographs of female apparel and accessories printed over dressmakers patterns. The variable edition comprises five books of either saffron, ruby, turquoise, fuchsia or tangerine satin. It is about dressing or undressing in bedrooms. Collograph, chine collé & hand stamping. 12 pp. 37 x 38 x 2 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 5. $750

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Sunny-Side Up, 2005

This fried egg shaped artists’ book hopes to put a smile on your face. The yolk, in a concertina fold, contains words from an old country song that encourages a positive outlook to life and comes in its own fry pan in an edition of one dozen. Letterpress, embossing & frypan slip case. 22 pp. 13 cm x 7 cm x 2 cm.

Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of one dozen (12). $120

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Suspended Sentence, 2006

A book shell is bound in Buckram. Inside, pegs hanging from lines of wire hold the text about many types of ‘suspended sentences’. This page of text imitates a page format of traditional book. Book object, paper, pegs, wire. 28 x 19 x 5 cm. One-of-a-kind. $350

 

Tea for Two: Hot Tea & Iced Tea, 2003

Twelve intaglios depicting ‘storms in teacups’ in two concertina books are contained in a slipcase with a teaspoon. Intaglio, embossing, letterpress, teaspoon, metal leaves. 6 pp. 19 x 19 x 3 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 6. $850

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The Deluxe Glove box, 2006

An automotive book object containing parts of an altered Gregory’s Street Directory. Under the bonnet are three books, a honeycombed book of the street names, a box containing the laminated pages in which the pink suburbs have been cut away leaving only roads, parks and waterways, and a tool kit. In the boot a box holds up to 5 of the laminated pages showing the layering of suburbia over the landscape. Altered Street directory, MDF, chrome handles, aluminium, wheels, mirror, bookbinding cloth, tools, laminating. 45 x 75 x 15 cm. One-of-a-kind. $6,500

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The Rust Belt, 2003

Lithographs of barbed wire have been bound using piano hinge binding with sharp skewers to reflect the wire’s nature. Lithography with hand stamping. 19 x 14 x 4.5 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 8. $200

 

The White Room (Sky Writing series), 2004

A folded ‘single page book’ with images of the sky and clouds with text of imagined skywriting. Digital photographs. 8 pp. 15 x 11 x 0.5 cm. Signed and dated. Self published in an edition of 4. $150

 

Zoomanity, 2004

Eleven lithographs of human/mammal hybrids depicting our animal nature are bound along side embossed textures of animal fur. Hand stamped text contours each figure. Lithograph, embossing, chine collé. 26 pp. 52 x 36 x 2 cm. Signed and dated. Self-published in an edition of 6. $2,200

 

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The Tower of Babel, 2006

The Tower of Babel may not initially appear to be a book, it is rather more like a sculpture, which the viewer / reader can circle. I coined the term ‘Babel Books’ to describe this book structure I have been developing because of its physical appearance of a tower; in this case the Biblical tower of Babel. It combines a scroll turned on its end with a concertina book that can stand extended out. The Tower of Babel represents some of the world’s architecture on its front page while the internal back page has the story of the tower of Babel in many languages. These have been over-printed to reflect the babble of the tower builders when speaking their native language made communication difficult. Personally I am intrigued to hear, or see different languages in type. A person’s language holds so much history. This book allowed me to combining image with text, two elements often found within a book. 55 x 50 x 50 cm. Self-published Intaglio, screen print, gouache, paper cuts. Edition of 4. $1760