The brief for this project was very open with the limitations being that the final outcome must be an artist book themed around urban or rural locations. Inspired by 'The Poetics of Space' by Gaston Bachelard, I decided to focus on small places and try to make something as small and ordinary as a pipe seem like an entirely different world.
Real pipes were used as the structure of the books before being painted with acrylics. The concertina pages are constructed from hand-cut paper which was also painted to ensure the style and colour scheme was consistent throughout. The concertinas are two-sided, with one side showing the outside of the pipes with little people living on them and the other showing the water within the pipes.