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The art of deconstructing a book • Paeony Lewis

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Whilst exploring the theme of suburban territory, I experimented with deconstructing books. Although initially it may feel wrong to cut up a published book, in reality it is another form of recycling, using ‘found objects’ to create art.

At Oxfam, I discovered a 1947 British gardening book that with post-war fervour stressed the physical and chemical control of the garden against alien interlopers (including nature). Using the synergy of words and images found solely within the book, I emphasised the controlling nature of gardening, and then displayed the deconstructed book on a stand representing locally-observed territory.











Sketching people, gestures and body language • Paeony Lewis

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I've come to realise that when sketching people, what draws me are the body language and gestures made between people and objects, or between people. The interaction. Here are a few from my fledgling sketchbooks.






Zoo sketches • Paeony Lewis

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I thought, let's go to the zoo, but... Although good zoos have a role to play in conservation and animal study, when I'm there I feel uncomfortable viewing caged animals. I didn't stay until closing time.







And this summer...