ART: Mrs Dalloway Variations 1 and 2

 ‘Mrs Dalloway – Variations #1’ is an A6 pamphlet with a marbled cover. The interior contains text from the novel’s first page, duplicated and scored out in different ways to create a new narrative.

 ‘Mrs Dalloway – Variations #2’ is an A6 pamphlet with a marbled cover. The interior contains text from the novel – specifically Clarissa’s visit to Mulberry’s the florist. The text is overlaid with pressed flowers from the Linnean Herbarium.

The books are a series of abstractions of Virginia Woolf’s novel ‘Mrs Dalloway’. The marbled cover echoes the covers of the poetry books published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press.
Artist’s statement: “Each time I pick up Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and flick through the pages I come across lines that I have no recollection reading before – it’s a bit like when you write down a dream and look back later to not remember it at all. The book is so rich and densely written that I wanted to play with the text and layer it, to see what new artwork could be teased from it.”

Specifications: 2 A6 full-colour pamphlets. Signed and numbered edition of 50.

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