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Cindy Tonkin September 21, 2018
Crazy walls of my own

Crazy walls of my own

So I have recently been inspired by crazy walls. Here’s the first of what may be a few of them which i whipped up today. It’s on the inside of the cover…

Cindy Tonkin August 19, 2018
Place Exhibition

Place Exhibition

Two of my works are in an exhibition of book arts called Place at Wollongong University Library, and it will travel to regional galleries around NSW. Here are some…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Premium White

Premium White

This is the third book like this that I have made (the previous ones are Poster and Sky Dreams). This one has words carved out of a concertina, but this time I erased…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Tiny Houses Blurb

Tiny Houses Blurb

This is the blurb for my tiny house pieces at Replay. Remember postcards? Remember when a stamp was 37 cents? These postcards are memories from the 80s and 90s when…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Sky Dreams

Sky Dreams

When Bronwen Black gave me these calendars that I’ve been working with one of the most exciting ones was this calendar depicting close ups of skys from master…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Poster

Poster

15 cm x 12 cm x 5cm Double Concertina the top concertina has the words to La Chanson des deux escargots qui vont a l’enterrement cut out of the card makes…

Cindy Tonkin August 3, 2018
Pleats

Pleats

Pleats is another excursion into Complete Pleats by Paul Jackson (like this, thisĀ and a few others from around the same time). This piece is really just a concertina…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018

Lunar

This piece grew from tiny (5cm) carousels. I started with a photograph of an old painting of a lunar eclipse (see the images below). I liked the gentle blues and…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018
Highway

Highway

I’ve been playing with the Shereen LaPlantz’ Art and Craft of Handmade Books, and noticed I had made an interstate highway book, but not an Interstate…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018
Heart Felt

Heart Felt

Made from the same calendar as this piece, just different pages. I was inspired by the embossed backs of the brown pages, but when I looked at how the gold shone…

Cindy Tonkin July 29, 2018
Double Star

Double Star

Working my way through the calendars I mentioned yesterday. This one is more magazine-y looking. photographs of signs and graffiti.  

Cindy Tonkin July 25, 2018
The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe

The Lion The Witch The Wardrobe

I’m holidaying in Bowral, and making books. My friend Bronwen Black gave me a truckload of A3 and A2 calendars which were paper sample calendars from her day…

Cindy Tonkin July 24, 2018
Books are my friends

Books are my friends

This is an installation I did for Replay. The wood is ikea bed slats picked up off the sides of roads in the inner west. Each slat names a favourite book of mine.…

Cindy Tonkin July 13, 2018
Where the heart is

Where the heart is

Home inspires this concertina. Look and you’ll see the structural elements: gate, roof line, windows, chairs. And then look into the patterns and see the fabrics,…

Cindy Tonkin July 13, 2018
Perle

Perle

Perle is part of the travelling exhibition Place. It’s inspired by my 100+ year old terrace in Newtown, in Sydney, has been through many renovations. The different…

Cindy Tonkin July 4, 2018
Old Car

Old Car

Came across this old car at Sydenham station. Posting the pix here so I can find them again later!

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