Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I can’t say I’m particularly ready to ‘move on’ from my previous post with Jane. It was, as Jane said, rather difficult for us both to write, and while we may be a bit pessimistic about whether things will really change, we do want to thank everyone who took the time to comment and email us. I’m forcing myself to snap out of this sense of disillusionment and pessimism (which, I suppose, is a part of life too,) by focusing on something I’ve helped create. Gracia & Louise, two artists I admire, have kindly collaborated with me on a zine, devoted to the theme of the night. I call that period when the sun begins to set in the evening, ‘the dusty hour’, and so that’s the name we’ve chosen for our zine.
The zine comprises of 12 full-colour pages filled with six collages by Gracia & Louise called ‘The Glorious Night Descends’, and a poem written by me called ‘Evening Postcard’. It measures 19cm X 14cm and is hand stitched with golden thread. It costs $9.00, and can be purchased here.
To view more images and details about the zine, visit:
: : Gracia & Louise’s website
: : Gracia & Louise’s shop
: : Gracia’s blog
: : Louise’s blog
I’ve set up a temporary online shop to sell my own copies of the zine. I’m also selling copies of my ‘This Year’ print with Lynn from Satsuma Press, which have sold out on her shop, so they’re only available in my shop now. Here’s the link to the print on my shop.
Gracia, Louise and I are planning on doing a companion piece for this zine, on the theme of light. More on that soon. By the way, today is also the US release date for my book.
All images are by Gracia & Louise.