I had a gentle reminder from She Who Must Be Obeyed that I had not blogged her beautiful book yet. As it is not strictly Mail Art I had not thought to show it to you all in IUOMA, but as we have had some other Bones of Contention works here it is. I am so so honoured that the book was made specially for me, using some images from a collaborative book that Cheryl and I had done in 2009. The pages are made from another of Cheryl's books that she took apart and remade the paper. Using her signature stiching, stamped letters and bits of mesh Cheryl has managed to again astound me with this book, it is so tactlie and thought provoking. What is the bone of contention here? Is it the fact that our styles of working are so different? In the original book I found Cheryl's work to be quite dark in subject matter and i tried to lighten it with my drawings much to Cheryl's amusement. She says "YOU CAN TRY LIGHTEN A DIALOGUE"
I have just noticed whilst sitting here waiting for the upload that the bones are sewn on with GREY thread and each bone has a little symbol pencilled onto them. That is what I love about Cheryl - expect the unexpected!
And thanks to the Penn family for saving all their roast chicken bones.
Oh and the book is large - 25 x 18 cm.