I am very pleased to have been invited to participate in Delires de Livres once again.
I have been an exhibitor a number of times when the exhibition was held in the wonderful old Collegiale St Andre in Chartres in France. However the organisers were no longer able to exhibit in this location. Fortunately they were able to secure another venue - the new Cultural centre in Rambouillet which is on the outskirts of Paris. The only down side was that the number of participants had to be reduced from about 175 to about 65, so a much smaller exhibition this time.
It was no surprise that the book of mine that was selected is Rimbaud's Drunken Boat and is based on a French poem of that name - Le Bateau Ivre by Arthur Rimbaud. The book is made of triangles of perspex and is sewn together in such a way that it is flexible and can be displayed in a number of ways which can suggest the movement of the sea or the damaged boat.
Each perspex panel contains an etching which I made in response to a line of the poem and subsequently coloured with aquamarine acrylic. The book covers are of aquamarine perspex.
Delires de Livres 2016 will be on exhibition at La Lanterne in Rambouillet, France from 1st April to 21st May 2016.