Artist's description:

The book is called 'Moth', it is a shaped concertina that opens up at the folds at approximately a 45 degree angle. This means it opens up in a circular motion rather like apple peel. On one side of the concertina, the 'inside' pages consist of faint grey line drawings of various moths with a poem in black text overlaid on top. The 'outside' of the concertina features an image of a moth in full colour, repeating page by page.

The poem is about moths that are attracted by artificial lights, and their ultimately futile circling around and around these lights to no purpose. The shape of the concertina opening in a circle reflects this motion. The poem reads:

Confused, lost in light
exhausted fluttering
suspends gold pinpoints
in beams glittering
a trail captured
chaotic wing beats
that change nothing
night after night
lost, confused in light

This moth illustration is based on the moth 'White Prominent'; I adapted my illustrations to the form of my book so they are not anatomically correct, rather they carry similar marks of this moth species. There are two other moth illustrations in this edition of 30; 'Kentish Glory' and 'Cinnabar'. Each moth type will be made into 10 books to make up the edition of 30.

I decided to box my 'Moth' books in my idea of a specimen box; reflecting moth specimen collections, moths easily lured by artificial lights to obtain them. The containing box is brown card, folded and glued with an acetate window, hand printed in black ink. The 'Moth' concertina is printed with six colour Epson inkjets onto Epson Matte Heavyweight Inkjet Paper; the concertina consists of 9 moth pages, 3 moths printed to one A4 page and then cut, folded and attached to the next set of three moths.

Approximate Dimensions 'Moth' - one open moth page L = 15.5cm H = 6.5cm

Approximate Dimensions Box L = 16.3cm W = 7.5cm H = 4cm

I will pack 'Moth' very carefully within another cardboard box to protect from crushing during postal transit, this explains the cost of postage.

Please feel free to contact me for combined postage quotes on individual orders.
Note if you do order more than one item I will always refund excess postage paid.

Materials used:

paper, ink, card, acetate

Moth White Prominent Artist's Book Limited Edition of 30


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This artwork is sold by Catherine Cronin from United Kingdom

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