This is a long piece – I made more than 50 pages worth of decoration.
There are 4 sections (loosely corresponding to increasing stages of sleep).
- laser printed with coloured in bits, then water sprayed to dull the colours of the water colour
- hand lettered using a cricut-made stencil and water colour pens (and some water)
- cricut-cut stencil / words cut out (using both positive and negative space)
- gibberish words from the cut outs (signalling the descent into sleep)
There are more than 48 pages, each is bound individually – the paper was some greeting card-sized stationery I bought to make cards years ago, and now they are the pages in a book – but the card is quite thick, so each signature is only one page. I bound it with my usual concertina stitch-free binding, and I in fact had to do that twice because I hadn’t thought through the need for 48 little sticks to keep the binding together.
I have spoken before about how each work has the film or show anchored inside it. This one has a movie about a woman who was killed just when she and her husband had just gotten together; The Good Doctor’s first few eps, and a couple of other things.
it’s a lockdown, so I have time.