Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lizzie Buckmaster Dove








Through the simple act of curving sheets of paper, birds flutter across the page like musical notes. By carving out a silhouette of native fauna, gardening journals become like collections of pressed flowers... Book fetishists relish the romantic smell of decay that permeates any old bookstore, the musty scent of a forest floor. Paper has that wonderful quality of returning to nature over time. Buckmaster draws on this sense of nostalgia through her choice of materials.
- quote taken from here.

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. I'm not quite sure what has been wrong with me, but everytime I have looked at my blog I've thought "ugh". Hm... I'm over it now, maybe something to do with the glorious weather, and back with lots of new things to point you in the direction of.

7 comments:

louloulovesbooks said...

nice to see you back...these are right up my street. I've been rolling pages for my box project and its really hard with crumbly pages.

Krissy said...

I know how you feel darling. I am glad you posted this though, it is some nice eye candy :)
Hope all is well with you.

countrymummy said...

I'm here via Abigail Thomas' blog. I think I've found paper heaven! Will be back very soon.

Gwendolyn Plunkett said...

Glad you're back!

Secret Leaves said...

Are you familiar with Su Blackwell's work? I think you would like it very much.

Sharon

Francesca said...

we all have moments like that, i can assure you! love this artist.

heather jenkinson said...

Hi Eleanor, I've just today discovered Lizzie Buckmaster Dove's work. It blows me away. Amazing. It lead me to your blog and now your Etsy page. I love your photographs of piles of books, you've created some really beautiful work.