Becca Harris

  1. ‘The First Encounter’, inkjet on Rag and Fibre handmade paper
  2. ‘Book’, inkjet on Rag and Fibre handmade paper
  3. ‘Thought-sentences’, inkjet on Rag and Fibre handmade paper

The work explores the Alfred Watkins collection of books as a mass of objects. Their visceral and tactile qualities are exposed and emphasized through the use of critical-creative writing that considers not the content, but the very being of the book-objects. Their ‘whatness’ is brought to light, their context reinvented. The physical act of putting ink to paper, marking the page with gestural and active movements, reflects the time and precision invested in the creation, collection and storage of these objects, whilst the exposed texture of the paper emphasizes their authentic physicalness; something precious in this very modern world.