"This is where I live"
I have a 'go-to' book that I often use for image transfers in the background of my pages. I found it on a art retreat that I did with my friend a few years ago in New Norcia. It is Australia's only monastic town. On our last day we found the library and it was fantastic but most wonderful of all was they were selling off some of their old stock for very little. I came home with two old text books. One from 1915 in Latin and this one from 1910. It is a textbook on botany and the image I have chosen is a cross section of the cell structure of a fern. It seemed appropriate some how as everything is essentially made up from the same elements and that seemed to resonate with this spread.
I wanted to portray how much the environment is apart of my life. I am surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes. I have a quiet beach on one side and a RAMSAR wetland and national park on the other. All of it is topped off by the vast West Australian sky.
left hand pageI decided against being too figurative and used my wooden stamps to label the areas instead. Then I added some sprayed circles using the packaging from some cup cakes I was given for christmas. The final touches went in in text and white pen. I think It gives a bit of an idea of where I'm living. I hope you enjoy it.