I've finally wound up the last of my projects for 2012 and have completed my final book for BookArtObject titled True Grit just before Christmas. I posted the books out to members of Group 11 on the 2nd January.
The book is made up of digital prints of five linocuts with collage mounted in 3D into Canson card and shows a small fishing boat battling huge seas, a text page and a colophon.
I decided to ignore the most obvious connections to the title True Grit. I thought the most fitting example of unfaltering courage and true grit are the asylum seekers who flee their homeland for Australia by undertaking risky journeys with people smugglers in a desperate attempt to find peace and freedom from persecution.