03 November 2011
Two pages from my current series of work.
I am dissecting a book and reacting to words or phrases on each page. I use ink to edit out everything else and then I reorder them into new narrative structures. The book itself is a quirky little guidebook to London from 1938, which has some of the strangest descriptive language.
London was the first city I fell in love with and the book was published while Europe was on the edge of war. It describes places that no longer exist, and places that haven't changed since Queen Elizabeth the First drew breath.
An Almost Straight Line / A Straight Line
two pages from the "Guide to London" series
sumi ink wash on vintage paper
4.25 x 6.625" each
copyright Kate Castelli 2011