Sydney Book Art Group’s first major project together was an installation for the 2013 Sydney Writer’s Festival called ‘Lifecycle’.
‘Lifecycle’ cpomprises 748 pages taken from a number of discarded books including the collected works of Henry Kendall, a dictionary of literary quotations, a book on plant poisons, a book of short stories called The Art of Story, and a Margaret Fulton cookbook. We agreed on a typographic theme, and to use mostly warm colours.
Each of the 748 pages is an individual artwork. The pages were sewn together in strips and suspended from the Hills hoist using wooden pegs, resulting in a joyful, unified piece.