The materials I used for these sculptural forms are patinated copper and brass foil in different gauges, copper tubes and copper wire, coconut and flax fibres, which I’d dyed, pages of an old book.
I made these bookforms with pieces of Padauk wood, found at a lumber yard, and waxed papers. I made a stack of these waxed paper by applying a layer of molten beeswax to some coloured paper. The paper was then ironed between layers of paper to remove the excess wax. This resulted in new waxed papers, so I could go on and on this way.
The Padauk wood has a lovely and bright red colour, but this changes to brown once exposed. In order to try to preserve at least some of the colour I rubbed oil onto the surface.