Curious and Fantastic Creatures

Dianne Longley – Title of Book:Curious and Fantastic Creatures
Medium: 12 pages, concertina artist book made with inkjet prints on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 188gsm paper
Size: box 9.5 x 9 x 3cm, folded book 8 x 7 x 1.5cm, open book 8 x 84 cm
Edition of 12: signed and numbered, 2005
Brief Description: This small concertina book explores curious and weirdly fascinating creatures which cross time zones and cultural origins; the Renaissance historia animalium of Conrad Gesner, humorous figures from 16th century artist François Rabelais, contemporary Japanese ‘kawaii’, pop-imagination figures and toys, and grotesque imagery through history.

View works from the book in the slideshow below.