Here I am explaining some of the process - how I made the first book in this series, a book titled 'veil / breath'.
So, to begin I made many small paintings exploring a particular palette and mood. At the start there was no set title, but as I worked so words came to mind and I followed them, listening out to whispers almost, feeling about for a pattern within the shapes and patterns I was making on paper.... Eventually, after some working and decision-making eight small paintings came together.
The construction of the book itself: after considering folding formats I opted instead for a more traditional look - a single signature of heavy paper with tracing paper between pages.
The tracing paper has two purposes: a practical one protecting the paintings and another, creating a veil, a whisper or a pause, a breath between the paintings. I remember too looking at art books in the library, many years ago, when there would be special colour plates showing paintings and there would be fine tracing-like paper covering the pictures, so that you had to lift the fine paper to see the picture properly....
cover: dyed/stained heavy calico fabric over card, with soft spine
another view of the book when open.