Raking Leaves | ISBN 9780955667404
Paperback – 204 pages
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Pearls is a photographic record of Simryn Gill's ongoing bead-making project, that was begun in 1999, in which she makes books into bead necklaces. This book brings together over sixty sets of beads, each one unique and particular to the specific volume from which it has been created. Titles as far-ranging as Gandhi's autobiography, Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, The Beano Book and Che Guevara's Bolivian Diaries form a selection of the printed matter used by the artist to create a rich and stirring collection of objects. With the inclusion of two short pieces of writing by the artist, this beautifully considered book underlines Gill's subtle brilliance as an artist of outstanding breadth and imagination.