Louisa Boyd, Passenger (2015)
Tunnel book with titled, leather, wrap around cover, wood engraving printed in oil based inks onto Magnani paper, relief printed end papers, with carbon titled paper band.
Open (H) 8cm (W) 20cm (D) 7cm
Limited Edition of 16, signed and numbered by the artist
Passenger is an artist’s book that explores the theme of human existence and mortality. The use of the tunnel book format and imagery alludes to the passage of life and the title suggests that we are carried, to some extent, on our journey through this.
The piece is from a series of works that consider the journey of the human soul and attempt to define perspectives on transcendence through the use of symbols, techniques and materials. The scale and nature of the book encourages an intimate, personal response from its audience. Due to the nature of original printmaking, there may be slight variations in editions.