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  The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs (detail) 1871

Artists Sarah Bodman and JP Willis

How Do I Love Thee?

CFPR ARTIST INVITATION
Collaborators: Sarah Bodman, JP Willis, Paul Laidler, Melissa Olen and Tom Sowden
Date: October 2009

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A collaborative book; inspired by the Romantic poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43. An example of how far people in love will go to keep it.
Pages were sent back and forth from the UK and Australia and then printed and laser cut at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE Bristol. Cover by Bristol Bound Bookbinding.
The book is our second collaboration, brought together by our mutual interest in the darker side of human nature. The pages reinterpret the sentiment of the original sonnet, and notions of nature (and human nature) as something beautiful and safe. What lies beneath can be very sinister.

Edition Information

Medium:Pigmented Inkjet Print and Laser Cutting
Substrate: Magnani Mould Made Book
BOOK dimensions: Width 15 cm x Height 15 cm
Edition size: 20
Work In Collections: Tate Britain; All Saints Manchester. Private collection: Karen Hanmer, USA