Poetry reflection book

This is a poetry book I created as a retirement present. My client wanted to create something for her friend that would serve as a space for reflection and inspiration over the coming years.

She compiled a collection of poetry she felt would resonate with her friend. She also took photographs of paintings by her friend, along with other ephemera her friend had. This gave me a great insight into her taste, colour palette and styles.

Using all these fragments, I created a one-of-a-kind book where paintings by the client’s friend are coupled alongside pertinent poems. I used an irregular accordion structure that allows the viewer to interact with the book in many different ways, from different angles. Coupled with the peepholes that draw you to unexpected places in the book, a sense of play and exploration is encouraged in the viewer.

The cover of the poetry book is a beautiful silvery-green crushed satin. It has a very decadent feel. The book is an irregular accordion binding and measures 20 x 14 x 2 cms.