Back in June I posted on the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand which have really captured my imagination. Hopefully one day I will do some of the etchings I have in mind for these unusual boulders but who knows ...... at the moment my mind is racing with so very many ideas that many just get left in the 'some day' pile.
Here are some of the details of the finished book. Actually I may make a cover for it yet but haven't quite resolved that ...... may just end up with a perspex slip case. In some of the photos you can see the use of graphite. I have actually used graphite line work throughout the pages but the lines don't always show up on the pages as they need the light to catch them. The book is sewn together with a simple black coptic binding though you can't see that against the background. Back in the previous post on Moeraki Boulders, you can see a few of the actual photographs I took.
The threads have been left very loose to indicate the ever changing play of the tide in and around the rocks and the piercings are there to suggest the beach texture.
This is a detail of the front cover - in many ways I wish I had embossed all rocks into the paper rather than stick some of them in as with the image above. I still think they work quite well though as they are made from the same papers - using the cutouts and a little extra detailing with graphite. I love some of the blues that have appeared in this paper.
Though it would appear so, this final image is not altered. The rich colours of the rusted and ink greyed paper edges are rather gorgeous in their own right.