The Alphabet - Foundation of Literature

Materials: inks, pencils, watercolour paper

Technique: calligraphy, slotted book construction

Size: 28 x 21 x 17 cm

Description: The letters of the alphabet are the building blocks of language which underpin all works of literature.

The interlocking pages of this slotted book represent the interconnections, dependencies and linkages within our alphabet, language and literature. 

Each letter of the alphabet (written in inks and pencils) is featured in one specific section on the outside of the pages, while the inside contains quotes about the importance and relevance of the alphabet in our culture.

The mound structure of this book symbolises the upwelling of creativity and the burgeoning of great writing, as each author pens his personal masterpieces from these twenty-six kernels of inspiration.


Displayed in “Opus” in Melbourne and “ArtBound” in Glebe In 2011.
Exhibited in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in South Brisbane in 2011.
Displayed in “Cover to Cover” at Bribie Island Seaside Museum in 2012.
Exhibited in my solo exhibition “The Language of Nature I” exhibition at Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha in 2012 (read more information about this in my Residency Blog).
Exhibited in the Manly Artist Book Award in Sydney in 2015.


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