About this piece:
Indian Floral Patterns is from Series I of the Victoria and Albert Colour Books. Four holes have been cut through the cover and all of the pages; in the recesses rest four bone beads hand-carved in India. The beads are protected when the book is closed with mica laminated in between the first end page and first few pages of the text block. Circular paper cut outs in a range of sizes, picturing the same floral patterns depicted in the book, have been collaged onto the individual pages, obliterating the text.
book, bone, mica, color toner prints