Japanese Garden Reveries

Materials: photographs, printing ink, card, metallic thread

Technique: calligraphy, photography, stab binding

Size: 16 x 10 x 1.5 cm

Description: This book celebrates the beauty of the Japanese Garden, which was reconstructed at The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha following World Expo 88. Tricia’s sister Alison Horsley wrote evocative haiku poetry, which was hand-lettered to accompany the photographs. The book is bound in a traditional Japanese-style exposed-stitch binding.

Created as one of the collaborative projects during my 2012 Artist-in-Residency at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Displayed in “The Language of Nature II” exhibition and “Floressence” at Mt Coot-tha (read more information about this in my Residency Blog).
Exhibited at Artisan Books in Melbourne in 2012.
Displayed at “FibreFest” at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha and in Toowong Library in 2013.
Exhibited in “Spectrum” at Gallery 159, The Gap, and in the Qld Bookbinders display at Brisbane Square Library in 2013.
Displayed at “Atma Calligraphy” in Brisbane in 2014.



A commercially printed version of the book has now also been produced (seen here beside the hand-bound version). 


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