Optimist / Pessimist
148 x 105mm
Artist books: 2000 to date
A to Z
It was nice being asked at a wedding dinner in 1998 if I’d be interested in making an edition of an artist book for a millennium project called Inside Cover (supported by the Arts Council). Of course I said yes and that was the beginning of my art practice.
A to Z was first exhibited in 2000, touring the UK, Europe and the USA for five years. Copies are in the V&A, Tate and a number of other collections.
2000 LPS Gallery, London
and Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax
2001 Richard Hamilton Gallery, Oxford
2002 Centre LAC, Limoges, France
2003 Center for the Book, San Francisco, USA
2004 PABA Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
2005 Special Collections Wing, FAU, Miami, USA.
I have continued making artist books (often in collaboration), almost every year since then. The alphabet theme has endured, with the occasional venture off piste.