Codex 6 – the first book

You’ll remember that I went on a residency, Codex 6, at Southern Cross University in Lismore in January…? Well I’ve finally been able to start putting the resulting handmade, pulp-printed paper into book form and have bound the first of two accordian books. I promised to show the results, so here are some photos:


The books are in a simple accordian format with two hard covers


The pages are made from sheets of hand-made pulp-printed paper

The theme of the work was ‘Resistance‘ and the motifs evolved into spiky viruses, prickly cacti and cogs


I’ve cut into the book board to create impressions of cogs, which are a recurring motif in the pulp-printed paper

Eventually the full set of 16 books will be boxed together in a slip-case although I believe that they will all be individually for sale. I hope that the set will be shown at the Southern Cross University Acquisitive Artists’ Book exhibition later this year.

One thought on “Codex 6 – the first book

  1. This book looks lovely – the whole set should be fantastic. I like the way you have cut out the bookboard in the cover to create a de-bossed effect. Tricky!

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