CHROMOSOME 22 COLLECTION: Ten artist’s books made in 2000, the year that the first human chromosome was sequenced. They were initially shown at Camberwell College of Arts MA Degree Show Strip
Epithets for the Human Genome Open edition
Paper strips printed with metaphors used by the popular media to describe the human genome in 2000, suspended helically in a Perspex tube.
Exhibited: Camberwell College of Art 2000; Barbican Centre 2000, UWE, Bristol 2006
a-n interface online review November 2009
Blue Sky Research (2000) Second Edition (2010) Open Edition, laser printed.
Hand stitched pamphlet with fold-out cover and original sky photographs.
Descriptions of cloud formations gradually mutate into genetic interpretations. The side narrative highlights blue sky research which allows for open-ended, creative thinking within scientific research.
Exhibited: Camberwell College of Arts 2000; Arnolfini Bristol 2006.
Collections: Tate Britain, Camberwell College of Art Library, Yale Center for British Art, UCLA Arts Library
Regardless Open Edition. Hand stitched pamphlet, digitally printed
An equality statement for the human genome printed over a digitally altered magazine collage.
Exhibited: Camberwell College of Art 2000; Arnolfini Bristol 2006; Applestore Gallery Hereford 2010
Collections: Tate Britain, Neil Crawford Collection
Arrival Variable Open Edition. Hand stitched, layered pages. Digitally printed using pigment inks.
Traces abstracted from a photograph of Dunwich forest provide a visual and structural narrative of an imaginary journey from infinity to existence.
Exhibited: Camberwell College of Art 2000, Arnolfini Bristol 2006, Milton Keynes 2009, Shahjar University (UAE) 2009, Cardiff Library 2011
Collections: National Art Library at V&A.
Featured in: Bound and Lettered 2009.
Alphabet for a GM Baby One off. Eight wooden building-bricks. Lasertrans printed.
An ABC of genetic terminology. Some references indicate that the precocious GM baby is nevertheless a baby.
But the Jasmine First Edition of 10. Stab-bound booklet set in Baskerville italic. Printed letterpress on various papers. Second variable edition of 10 (2008). Hand stitched, inkjet printed.
The dilemma of a gardener: to preserve and nurture all plants or to make the garden tidy, bring it to order.
Exhibited: Camberwell College of Art 2000, Applestore Gallery Hereford 2010
Collections: Neil Crawford Collection
Genepool Open edition leaflet stapled to a cotton sample. Digitally printed.
Exposing the excessive processing of cotton.