Sign of the times

This handmade artist book was inspired by the developments in observation of the skin. Over the years, the approach to observing the skin has changed, at the beginning much was based on its surface; burns, scars, tattoos etc. but in more recent years it has become more about investigating at a cellular level, in terms of microscopic imagery; the idea of revealing the concealed, which Danielle has portrayed by incorporating hidden drawers and layers within her hand cut pages. The book graduates from very subtle embossing and pale ceramic pieces, to more prominent and detailed areas, thus suggesting the movement from the visible surface of the skin to the microscopic. Danielle’s hand bound book contains flocked and foiled metal, crochet and ceramic pieces that were based on her microscopic investigation/ research, which she did both at home and at Cardiff University.