Product Description: A miniature wooden cupboard. The door opens to reveal three separate panels. One contains a series of hand-made books, all of which have empty pages. All three books have been stab-stitched and covered in a material, a red plastic sheet or a worn-weaved, sack-like material. In the above compartment is another book. This item has been wrapped in brown paper, hardened by a form of adhesive and a layer of plastic. The straps binding the book together are made from a form of hair. Within this book are a series of obscure images, over-exposed interpretations of the female form. These images have been stitched in, prior to adding a layer of an unknown adhesive.
Within the third compartment are a series of thin fabric sheets, all of which have been hung to suit the wardrobe format. These have been printed upon using similar imagery to that of the handmade books. A quote states, “a certain amount of violence was permitted but only if his wife deserved it”. It becomes apparent that the references towards the female form may be about the way the antagonist has treated it.
Underneath the cupboard is a large drawer. Within this are three separate faces constructed out of a white mould. The moulds look very solemn. They are accompanied by numeric labels.
Publication Details: Miniature wooden cupboard, Handmade stab-stitched books, Inkjet printed Imagery, Fabric panels.
WHAT ARE YOU COLLECTING AT THE MOMENT MARK?
Product Description: A staple-bound booklet measuring 10.5 cm x 7.5 cm. The exterior pages are a bright yellow with colour-printed laser printed imagery. Each page alternates between this yellow and a pale blue. The book surrounds the narrator’s extensive collections. Examples vary from toy cavemen to comical mugs. This imagery has been printed directly onto the page, without a background and is monochromatic. A list of items from the collection is included in the back.
Publication Details: Staple-bound booklet, Dual-colour copy paper, Laser printed imagery.
Product Description: An A3 foldy constructed out of brown card. When completely folded out, the image reveals several illustrations of attractions and items local to the Portsmouth area. Many of the examples evolve around the seaside. The imagery has been silkscreen printed in a deep blue.
The foldy is contained within an elaborate case. The word ‘Portsmouth’ has been cut out of the card structure. A decorative pattern has been silkscreen printed onto the card also.
Publication Details: Paper-based foldy with silkscreen printed imagery, Card encasement.
R.I.P. LUCY WESTERNA
Product Description: A miniature white wooden coffin sealed with eight nails. On the coffin’s lid are the words ‘R.I.P Lucy Westerna’.
Upon opening, a china doll is revealed. Her dress has imprints of text upon it, and is an off white. She has a neutral-toned Venetian mask on. When this is removed, the viewer can see that the doll’s eyes are a vibrant red, as are her lips. This contrasts her porcelain complexion and white dress. Equally, the lining of the coffin has been cushioned. The fabric is a silky white with glittering embellishment.
Publication Details: Miniature white wooden coffin, Porcelain china doll.
THE BUTTON BOX
Product Description: A circular sewing box with a hinged lid. The entire box has been coated in a cushioning and wrapped in a paisley pattern. Green plaited string follows the seams of the box. The interior of the box has been lined in a hemp-like material. Upon the reverse side of the lid is a pin cushion, made from the same pattern as the exterior.
Within the box are a series of buttons attached to tags. Upon these are dates which have been hand stamped. Some of the buttons have become tangled, forming large clusters.
Publication Details: Circular Box, Cushioned exterior wrapped in fabric, Buttons tied with string and a paper label.
Product Description: A collaborative zine between five artists. The exterior has been coated in a parcel-like brown paper. The title of ‘Decades’ has been printed onto it using cellulose thinner. All of the interior imagery has been laser printed onto the basic white copy paper. Each artist has been assigned a double-page spread and asked to create a response to a particular decade (1950 – 1990). Visual responses vary between basic line drawings to over-exposed photocopied imagery.
Publication Details: Brown-paper wrapped A5 zine, Laser printed imagery, staple bound.
Product Description: A large leather suitcase containing a flesh-like interior made from unknown materials. Found inside is a series of random ephemera, such as a tie and a pair of shoes, suited to the suitcase’s original function. Accompanying this is a small, concertina book bound with burgundy book cloth. Inside are a series of polaroid-like images, all of which were originally pen-based drawings. A second concertina is also included, this one being landscape and bound in brown book cloth. The images are watercolour and narrate the arrival of an unknown man in Paris.
Regan included a description: ‘The young artist that owns this suitcase is a person with a very perverse and manipulative nature that has manifested itself into the hub of his travels. The inside of the case is a flesh like landscape of organic curves and crevasses, with opening that contain flesh like pockets and ripples of the skin.’
Publication Details: Large leather suitcase, Silicone-like interior, Hardback concertina books, Various ephemera.