• Title: The Heartbeat of a Shadow
  • Reference Code: IE/NIVAL AB/1003
  • Level of Description: Item
  • Creation Dates: 2021
  • Extent And Medium: 2 volumes: 135 mm x 154 mm ; 142 mm x 125 mm
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  • Repository: NIVAL

Scope and Content

Two handmade books. An accordion book of digitally printed images and text on paper with a zig-zag stitch sewn onto the front cover in red thread. A book with a handsewn knot binding (white) featuring digitally printed images and text sewn (in red with a sewing machine) onto grey card.

"The book is a development from the wall piece called The Heart Beat of a Shadow, a response to the proliferation of Selfies on social media. Based on my own shadow, there is a depth to not knowing everything, the connection is the heartbeat, the zig zag stitch which is sewn over the photographic images, represents the beat as we see it on medical devices.
I made the bookwork from these images, using procreate and incorporating 18th century botanical drawings, made by women botanists who were the forerunners of modern scientific development. It was part of an online exhibition created for the Spring Equinox."