New Books – please see relevant blogs for details

The New Alexandrian Library:  http://newalexandrianlibrary.blogspot.com

Peter Muller Give aways for the deceased. The New Alexandrian Library. Cheryl Penn. diffus peter muller. Artists book. The New Alexandrian Library japonais peter muller. Artists book. The New Alexandrian Library.

Müller, Peter (Germany) Verlach Friedichrodaer Hefde

An Encyclopedia of Everything: http://an-encyclopedia-of-everything.blogspot.com

Peter Muller Future City. An Encyclopedia of Everything

Müller, Peter (Germany) Verlach Friedichrodaer Hefde

3.0 # 16 Cheryl Penn Artists Book

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Books added to An Encyclopedia of Everything/New Alexandrian Library

I’m trying really hard to catch my tail, to little avail.  The artists book platform will be closing down in October, so I have begun a new site for book makers who wish to collaborate – either with me, or in groups.  I confess that making books has slowed down considerably as I am tackling an enormous paiNTing project (details follow shortly).  The google blog is a little clumsy, but its all I can manage right now. Here follow some additions to An Encyclopedia of Everything:

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Jac Balmer (UK) 3.0 # 17 (Colours/Folding/Recycling) (Hungarian Flowers)

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Southorn, Jo (Australia) -3.0 # 17 (Colours/Folding/Recycling)

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Peter Muller (Germany) Japanese Postcardsverlach-friedrichrodaer-hefte-an-encyclopedia-of-everything

 Peter Müller Cast Iron Covers

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David Stone/Cheryl Penn – Mirror of Mortality

THE NEW ALEXANDRIAN LIBRARY

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Hacker, Karl-Friedrich. The Collage Art of Pete Spence. Editioned Book. 2016

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Dequesnes, Christian-Edzire (France)  BAZAR BLEU nuit/Le moulin des Loups no 6

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Reacting to Renee (Omnibus)

Renee Leslie/Cheryl Penn (South Africa).

Colophon: unique collaborative artists book. Mixed media including drawing, digital prints, text, collage, sewing, painting, 32 pages with pockets. Dated September 2009.

Renee Lesley, Cheryl Penn Unique Artists Book. The New Alexandrina Library

Its quite strange looking back to the beginning of making books. I had forgotten so many things. Reopening these works has been a joy on every occasion. Using ‘X’ as a character, I responded to some drawings Renee swopped with me or visa versa. They were dreams I had had, and although when I first looked again, some of the drawings seem irrelevant, they were absolutely not. One dream:

X hummed love among the ruins whilst sitting on a rickety chair looking at a set of ruins. A lonely chair in a lonely spot. It was growing dark, but X kept seeing a flash of blue among the dereliction. A LARGE blue chameleon emerged from the rubble, sitting on a broken pillar, blinking morosely at X. The chameleon suddenly JUMPED and wrapped its legs about X’s neck. X got such a fright! But all the chameleon needed was love among the ruins. I smile as I remember this, so clearly.

One Thousand and One Steps

No. 1 of an edition of intended 5 (only 3 materialized) digitally printed books. Text from One Thousand and One Nights;

“Thou thoughtest well of the days when they went well with thee

and fearedst not the evil that destiny was bringing.

Thy nights were peaceful

and thou wast deceived by them

in the midst of their brightness cometh gloom.

Who is there to aid me in mine affliction

For my pain hath become intense

and my remedy is scarce procurable…

 

Let fortune do whatever it willeth

a decreed term is my invisible lot

to bear with cheerful mind

and as soon as its days have expired I die.

Cheryl Penn. One thousand and one steps.  Limited Artists Book. The New Alexandrina Library

As the text wanders out the page, so she wandered through the pages.

The New Alexandrian Library – 2 collaborations.

The Tinder Box (Part Two)

Joan Martin/Cheryl Penn (South Africa)

Joan is an artist I have a great deal of respect for. She is a teacher of the highest caliber, generous with her time and expertise and is good at EVERYTHING she turns her hand to. This book is part two as we collaborated on part one together and she kept that book.   Colophon: Unique collaborative artists book, accordion bound, mixed media including drawing, painting, text, stickers, fabric. extended – 295cm X 30cm.

Joan Martin, Cheryl Penn Unique Artists Book. The New Alexandrina Library Joan Martin, Cheryl Penn Unique Artists Book. The New Alexandrina Library.

Cheryl Penn and Jane Leach. Everything and Nothing and Juniper trees and Reacting and Random and impressive and Everything and Reaction and Life and Bald and Paint and Barter and Plans and Eyes ojguyre564kl and William and Henry.

I tell you one thing I found interesting digging into my treasure trove of books – Everything – appears quite a few times. All our thoughts and intuition has been there from the time we start to create, some kind of genetic information chain that resides in the nonphysical. And, this has to be the longest title I’ve seen in a long time. I think it came after the book – an indication of the eclectic nature of its pages. I was very privileged when Jane Leach agreed to collaborate with me.

Colophon: Unique artists book. Drawing, collage, painting, text, sewing, acetate, various papers, linoprints, monoprints, stamps, stencils, wax, fabric. 54 pages, 37cm x 25cm x 6cm. Dated December 2009.

Jane Leach:Cheryl Penn Unique Artists Book, The New Alexandrian Library Jane Leach:Cheryl Penn Unique Artists Book, The New Alexandrian Library.

Plagiarism – The New Alexandrian Library

Plagiarism –  unique artists book, Coptic binding, various artists, mixed media. Journal submissions, dissertation copies and other assorted documents were pulped in 2011 and remade into pages which were sent to artists all over the world.

Plagerism. The New Alexandrian Library.

They were returned during the course of 2011 and 2012, but the book was finally bound in October 2014. The intention was to discover how various artists interpreted the title. Contributing artists were: “E” – France, Rob Grant – Australia, Rosa Gravino – Argentina, Judith Heartsong – USA, Lisa Iverson – USA, Diane Keys – USA, Susanna Lakner – Germany, Lesley Magwood Fraser – South Africa, Katerina Nitoltsou – Greece, Bifidus Jones – USA, Cheryl Penn – South Africa, Svetlana Pesetskaya – Russia, Nancy Bell Scott – USA, Judy Skolnik – USA, Jen Staggs – USA, Guido Vermeulen – Belgium, Nadine Wendell Mojica – USA, Marie Wintzer – Japan. (Collection Cheryl Penn).

Plagiarism - The New Alexandrain Library

Spread by Bifidus Jones (USA)

Plagiarism. The New Alexandrain Library.