Nine Books of the Absurd
Altered Book Structure
Completed in 2008
9 used books.
A different folding method has been applied to each book.
Supported link stitch.
The Myth of Sisyphus
Waiting for Godot
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Mozart Piano Concerto A major K488
The Holy Bible
Oxford English Dictionary
Colour Atlas & Textbook of Human Anatomy
Cacti and Succulents
In Greek Mythology, Sisyphus' punishment was to push a boulder up a mountain only to see it roll down again, thereby having to repeat this process for eternity.
In Albert Camus' philosophical essay, The Myth of Sisyphus, a fable is used as a metaphor for the futility of man's endless search for meaning and clarity.
Camus' view on the absurd led me to consider the structure of the book, questioning its form and the effort that went into creating them.
Ultimately this led me to question the very form of something that I consider of value, hence the creation of these 9 books.
With these I have striven to attain a sense of futility, whilst being immersed in a love of creation.