By Dannielle Lange
`Since the beginning of this class, I have always wanted to try to incorporate sculpture with bookbinding. Upon looking, I have found that the works done by Louisa Boyd were exactly what I was looking for and have decided to study her further into getting her intake on how she designs and makes these wonderful sculptural pieces.
Louisa studied art and embroidery at the Manchester Metropolitan University.
Ever since she graduated, she has always been making intricate paper structures with different bookbinding techniques that she would use to incorporate into her pieces, as well as using these types of forms for her final show pieces even after she graduated. These techniques range from accordion type books to single leaf. One of my favorite pieces shown would be Catography 1. This piece is a collaboration of an accordion style book with elements from squeeze box binding.
`She had also moved to more solid book structures or even went as to foregoing the structure of the book all together for a more single page outlook towards her art. I also really appreciate that her work relies more on the act of nature and the thought of connecting oneself towards that plane in a way of self reflection and discovery.
She focuses more on using abstraction and imagery to harness her range of techniques onto different types of materials. In some of her works she uses technology to capture movement in order to stimulate the sense of the audience as well. For this I would have to bring Aether in orde for herr to show an exam for this use of medium materials.