Flowering Sugar Cane
coptic binding, waxed linen thread, handmade plant fibre paper, 25gm pink Awagami Unryu paper
10 x 10 x 7cm
Vanderlugt’s unique artist book, Flowering Sugar Cane represents the visual joy of the yearly crop of pink flowers on the sugar cane. The stalks at the end of the rows of cane stand to attention, not unlike the exposed spine of a bound book.
I Used to Wrap Rainbows 1 (from a series of 3)
coptic binding, waxed linen thread, brown paper, tissue paper
10 x 9 x 56cm
This work is in response Vanderlugt’s self published children’s book Where Rainbows Live. The literary arts devour vast numbers of trees to bring artists’ work to life. The wrapping paper that protected the published books has been turned back into books to resemble cut tree stumps.
Too Close to the Creek
Concertina book, pen drawing and watercolour on bamboo/cotton paper
10 x 10 x 1.5cm, open 10 x 100cm
Too Close to the Creek is an imagined aerial view of the creek near Vanderlugt’s home in Proserpine. This unique artist book addresses how close to the edge humans work the land and remove vegetation, not allowing the waterways to breathe.
Denise Vanderlugt’s Artist Books will be on display at the Judith Wright Centre until 25 May 2018 Flying Arts Featured Artists – Autumn Exhibition
Denise Vanderlugt is a full time artist based in Proserpine.
Since 1982 she has worked with a range of disciplines including quilting, basketry, painting, collage, printmaking, book binding and artist books.
Vanderlugt has exhibited and taught in Australia and overseas and has been featured in various publications, and recognised with awards. She has written and illustrated a self published children’s storybook, ‘Where Rainbows Live’, which received two international awards. She is currently working on her second children’s story with illustrations. You can read more about Denise here.