Long before my recent enthusiasm for the work of Frank Stella, I made a number of small books which are pretty busy and figurative. I’ve had them stuck away for a while because they have a small binding problem not yet solved, and I haven’t followed through on plans for more in different bindings. There are holes cut in the pages so you can see through/past to another level of image.
The idea of the abstract book is very interesting, and lately I’ve come across many historical examples – many more than I thought existed. I thought it was an amusing opposite of conceptual art – instead of showing work that can’t be sold, I made something that could be sold but not shown.