Newspapers, books, comics - they have all been part of my art projects over the years. Beginning in 2018, I started taking books and page by page creating something from them. For the next 2+ years, that has been one of my ongoing projects, with hundreds of paintings from books I have eventually used up, page by page. I call this exploration re-reading as now the writing on the page is part of a different story
The books of the Iliad
The Iliad is iconic in Western literature so I wanted to capture the story in some way, so my idea was to take the title pages to the book and then each of the pages for the separate books (chapters). From the start, I knew how I was going to build up colours, dots, then black and white lines. 18.5 feet by 6 inches. Acrylic on paper.