... I noticed that something was about to change within my artistic practise and I decided to frame this point of departure within a set project: 'On a Stroll with ...'
And as my work is so closely linked to literature and authors, I needed a strong partner in crime.
I found my unbeknownst collaborator in Virginia Woolf and her astounding body of work.
I am intrigued by her novels, themes and literary vision that took her a lifetime to explore and develop.
Virginia Woolf was an explorer and made me want to 'go out there' and gain new ground myself.
Adhering strictly to the chronological order of her nine novels I followed her lead and thus found myself eventually precariously up and in the air, discovering a new language of my own.
The project WOOLF I - IX has taken the better of seven years to complete. It has left me breathless and excited, and deeply astonished to see where the path has lead me.
The book launch of the documentation 'Woolf I - IX' coincided with the groups' first presentation at Collect18 at the Saatchi Gallery, London.
98pp, with an introductory essay and 1:1 reproductions of the bindings, background information, and text excerpts.
Text: Annette Friedrich, Virginia Woolf
Design: BUCHmacher, Germany
Photo: Shannon Tofts, Scotland
£30 + postage / reserve your copy here.
Some of my artworks are available as edition prints on paper.
Look at 'Ways and Means: On a Stroll with Mrs. Woolf' for a more in depth commentary.