How To Make The Truth More Energetic, Scary or Heartbreaking

If you’re anything like me, you rave about the kinds of stories that take you somewhere special or make you feel something different. I like the fiction I read to tweak my internal settings and show me new things. Animal Farm made me feel anger and sadness, but taught me something important about life. American…

Cutting Up Books, The Revolutionary Way

Writing. Binding. Publishing. Buying. Borrowing. Reading. Reviewing. Lending. Bending. Burning. Are we missing anything? Seems we are. Allow me to introduce you to the rebellious art of book sculpture. Forget History, Let’s Debate “When did it start?” was the first question I scribbled into my notebook. To cut a long story short, book sculpture is a…

It’s Never A Good Thing To Be Sure You’ve Seen It All: House Of Beasts (2 mins)

“Hovering with rarefied, jewel-like beauty, Tessa’s tiny spectacles resound with a theurgist exotica: their specimen forms borrow from Victorian occultism to evolve as something alien and futuristic.” This is how Patricia Ellis described Tessa Farmer’s unbelievably intricate insect artwork back in 2007. In June, I had the chance to see her latest exhibition up close…