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Cindy Tonkin October 22, 2018
Memory

Memory

] This book was originally called the Dumbest Moments in Business History. I have altered it to just be Moments. It uses collage elements, and the thing I like…

Cindy Tonkin October 10, 2018

Orton Place

Some of Kathryn Orton’s works on show at University of Wollongong till October 14. There were so many beautiful things by talented book artists. Place will…

Cindy Tonkin October 10, 2018
Numbers

Numbers

Numbers is called that because the letters which stick out on the mountains of each page are in fact numbers. This one came after Premium White. I tried some different…

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
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, this and a few others from around the same time). This piece is really just a concertina…

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 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 June 24, 2018
Sleeping Flags

Sleeping Flags

Sleeping flags is a flag book structure. Made from wood. It is an outdoor installation for Replay (this film was taken on my balcony). Constructing it was an adventure.…

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
House of Prayer no 22

House of Prayer no 22

monoprint splilt concertina in upcycled book cover for the book House of Prayer no 2, altered to House of Prayer no 22.  

Cindy Tonkin June 23, 2018
Au-dessus des deux tours jumelles: for Michael

Au-dessus des deux tours jumelles: for Michael

Au-dessus des deux tours jumelles means “above two twin towers”. This piece is called that because of the postcard on the lower layer. The post card…

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