Susan Morris – de Umbris Idæarum [on the Shadow Cast by our Thoughts], 2021.
This series of twelve books takes the form of a diary recorded over the course of a single year. Fragments from the artist’s own interior monologue are tangled up with material transcribed from the radio, from overheard conversations, the entire year’s receipts and various photographs and ephemera collected from everyday life. De Umbris Idæarum was exhibited at Bartha Contemporary and produced by the Studio as part of a limited edition set. The wooden frame was made by Darbyshire Ltd.
The Studio has also been busy working on various projects over the last few months. This has included a new series of clamshell boxes for a collection of prints by Yinka Shonibare, entitled Modern Magic. Published by Cristea Roberts Gallery, we used 20 different designs of Dutch Wax resist fabrics for the covering. Another project was designing and producing Blunt Instrument, a new limited-edition book for the artist Mary Ramsden. This combined new writing by various invited authors with Ramsden’s latest collaged works and featured an amazing debossed metallic silver cover.