Water is a limited resource. It is needed for all living things and must be managed well to ensure we have enough for our needs and to protect our environment. Water is the primary medium through which we will feel the effects of climate change.

I have recently begun thinking about our most precious resource – water (wai in Maori) especially since the 2016 Havelock North water contamination where an estimated 5,000 people became ill as a result of campylobacter contamination. Four deaths were linked to the contamination.

My artist’s book WATER has been selected for the 2019 Hawke’s Bay Art Review. It is an 11 page, letterpress printed hand bound book. I printed on my Cropper Carlton proofing press with wood and metal type along with hand cut type high wood blocks on 120gm Crane lettra paper. Each one sided page was folded at the fore edge and bound with navy endpapers decorated with blue foil applied with heated handmade brass tools. The book features a tue-mouche binding with gold foil titling and decoration on the cover and spine.

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