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There are many thousands of trees and plants under threat from the effects of climate change and Man’s exploitation of the natural world. The Earth responds with higher temperatures, rising sea levels and intense storms, while we continue with our demands on the environment; pollution of the air we breathe, the soil and rivers, the devastation of forests and other atrocities. Nature under Siege illustrates a few of these rare and beautiful trees and plants with which we share the planet. Their destruction affects the millions of animals, insects and birds that rely on them for food and shelter and our own reliance on them for food and medicines.

 

They are the lungs of the Earth without which there would be no life.

Take no steps and the World will lose everything

 

30 pages printed on 250gsm Somerset Satin

 

hard bound with digitally printed cover

 

h 30cm x 22cm

 

£95

About

Hand-Bound Artist-Designer Books

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As a book designer and maker I put images together collected from many sources to create  pages of digital collage. These are stitched together and hand bound into covers which are screen or digitally printed to make the completed book.

My interests lie in the physical and natural sciences, both historical and contemporary. I am also fascinated by explorers and adventurers who have added to our knowledge of science and related subjects.

My more recent books are about botanical subjects; I have just completed Nature under Siege, highlighting a few of the rare and beautiful plants and trees threatened by the effects of climate change and Man’s exploitation of the natural world. Plant Hunters – Explorers and Adventurers completed in 2019, was inspired by early explorers who travelled the world in search of new plant species.

all books are made in limited editions (maximum 10) digitally printed, stitched and hand-bound with screen-printed or digitally printed covers.

Nature under Siege

Plant Hunters – Explorers & Adventurers

Weaving Numbers

Arabic Science East to West 

William Herschel Astronomer and Musician

The Discovery of Electricity

 Srinivasa Ramanujan Mathematician

The Ten Most Abundant Elements in the Universe

Cards of Discovery

Equations

Beyond Our Planet Annual for Boys

Star Coordinates

Constants

Where Could I Live?

Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts (Commission)

Books in collections of: British Library Contemporary Collection; The Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Goldsmiths, University of London; Kingston University, London; Stony Brook University, New York; Helen Storey Foundation; National Art Library, London, and Private collections in the US and the UK.

Contact

I have been designing and making books for over ten years, and have exhibited my work at the Small Publishers Book Fair, London; London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel; BABE Arnolfini, Bristol, Oxford Fine Press Book Fair, and in Halifax, Leeds and Manchester. Commissions include a limited edition of Helen Storey: Life on the Outskirts for Kingston University, Kingston upon Thames, Vietnam Carole Hodgson. The books Equations and Constants were recently shown as part of a joint exhibition The Art of Science: Selections from the Collection, at the Simons Centre for Geometry & Physics, Stony Brook University, New York. Closed December 2019. http://scgp.stonybrook.edu/archives/31524