Reedy River One-of-a-kind SOLD

Book Art of Reedy River poem

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Images

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  • Reedy River Artist's Book
  • Reedy River Cover
  • Reedy River Double page spread
  • Reedy River Double page spread
  • Reedy River back page

About this Book

This unique Artist Book is now in the National Library of Australia's Collection who hold a large number of Dave's books and limited editions.

Description of Book

After a visit to the Henry Lawson Museum in Gulgong, NSW, Dave was inspired to create another Henry Lawson artist's book, having created the Never Never Land concertina book many years ago.  The creative process commenced with his idea of making an experimental work of art, using paper sculptured images instead of illustrations.  The work slowly evolved until Dave completed eight paper sculptured pages showing his interpretation of the Reedy River, homestead and environment.  It became very evident the sculptured pages could not be bound as a traditional book, due to the depth of each page, so he designed it as a concertina book.  The calligraphy suggests the river on each page with the verse also written subtley with the main text, the colour depicting the light changes during the day.  This is a very significant work of art.