'Thordis the Soothsayer'
Based on a Skagastrond legend, this poem and image sequence in book form alludes to the sea and the land around Skagastrond, and a local myth. Each page feels, and opens differently. Some pages are entirely of silk, some of ‘laminated’ silk and long-fibred Abaca paper tissue. Other pages have shapes and pattern embedded between the layers of tissue. The digital images are interleaved with pages where lines from the poem are fragmented and repeated, drifting over the surface of the page.
 

Thordis collages

a sequence of ten mixed media panels

43cm x 32cm

Paper, silk, thread, wax, dye, crayon

Each panel is a mixed media substrate with a tactile surface, printed digitally with images from the 'Thordis' sequence.
 
 
 
 
 
Thordis the Soothsayer
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Images and book construction by Pat Hodson
Paper tissue, silk, wax. Epson Ultrachrome inks
Box of wood gesso, paper, wax
18 pages : 28cm x 19cm
Box : 30cm x 28cm x 4 cm