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Lesley Graham
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A book that is shut is but a block – Thomas Fuller

I joined the Illustration course because I enjoyed painting and drawing and stumbled into the area of book art quite by accident and was immediately hooked.

After a successful book art project based on the relationship between two words, ‘you’ and ‘me’ I decided in this final year to concentrate on producing all my work in book form using a simple, yet sophisticated visual language.

Pagan Festivals were the subject of my final project incorporating cut work, blind embossing and letterpress.

I want to be able to take my work further, investigating ways in which the content of the book can influence it’s structure and form and so will be embarking on an MA in Art, Design and the Book at Colchester Institute later this year.

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2 Responses for “Lesley Graham”

  1. Fiona Field Says:

    May 18th, 2010 at 7:41 am

    I think the You and Me book is stunning and very clever. The images are so striking and say so much to the viewer with so little language.
    The Pagan Festivals work is equally visually exciting and a very interesting subjuct to cover.

    I look forward to seeing more from Lesley in the future.

  2. May Abery Says:

    May 20th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    What an interesting way to convey information. The You and Me book is simple yet powerful.
    The set of clever books about the Pagan Festivals is intriguing. These tactile books coupled with the interesting subject matter, I feel, make a desirable collection. This artist certainly seems to have a lot to offer. I look forward to seeing more of her work.

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