Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fragements, Vestiges and Remains- Kim Palmer's book

All done! The last stitch is in place and Kim's book is on it's way Debrina! I am pretty pleased with my pages and I'm grateful for all the wonderful and encouraging comments you've left me along the way. You guys rock and  Deb's is so incredibly patient she deserves a medal! I've have had this book a long time with all of the things going on here and Deb's has been without a book for quite a while now!

So, here it is! My tribute to the British Soldiers. I hope you've got a cuppa near by:)


Kim's book has taken on a star burst shape as it bulges at the seams (or should I say spine!) with our contributions. My Maori page opens up vertically to allow room for Lisa Jurist's stunning work to be viewed. In fact, the book is so fat now it's the only way to see it! The photo above shows how 'closed' the book is when my page is folded down, the one below shows how much extra space is gained when my Maori page is open. The British page is the spread which physically attaches my spread to the book.

The close up's......

I like how the pages all have common elements and I enjoyed the rough stitching.
It is about war after all!


One of my photographs of the gate way to the site of the battle as it looks today.
This page is on the back of Lisa's spread and is actually straight! I had to photograph it while it was vertical hence the crooked shot!

Above:
General Cameron pokes out of a pocket. One of the biggest streets in Tauranga is named after him.
Below is a map piece showing the North Island of NZ. The map sits rolled up in the pocket next to the General along side some information about the British attack.
You can see Tauranga (where I live and the battle took place) and Wellington, our capital. It was decided in Wellington that land further up the island needed to be obtained and it was decided to senfd  Brittish troop to claim fertile land in the Waikato (Hamilton area) for the Queen's movement. Part of the reason the battleof Gate Pa took place was to stop supplies getting to the Maori in Waikato. Simply put, supplies were getting to the Waikato maori via Tauranga. The Brittish thought that by taking Tauranga they could hinder the progress of Maori in the Waikato and thus giving them sought after land in both regions. While it is true that the Queen's movement suffered and embarrassing defeat to the King's movment in the Battle of Gate Pa ,the war was far from over and the lessons in this battle where later used to avenge there loss here.


My completed page! General Cameron had gone AWOL when I took this shot, he should be in the pocket next to the flag piece. That aside, this page is finished. I was trying to avoid the use of flags as Kim already used a flag piece in her own spread but now that it's there I am glad it is!

If you're interested in seeing all 3 pages together in the one post please visit the Pulp Redux blog.

I'm blog hopping tomorrow so I hope to *see* you all soon!

12 comments:

apaperbear said...

WOW and WOW again! These books are amazing!!! I am hooked! I gotta get a sewing machine...

Lisa said...

stunning Lisa! wonderful colors and details.. you've really expanded Kim's book in such a perfect manner...your contribution meshs so well with her theme. I love your rustic stitching and the flag addition really seals the deal!
I hope health issues on the home front are improving.. and that your son is on the mend...

La Dolce Vita said...

wonderful and she will love it! i hope your son is improving and that things are better for you all! xx's

ArtPropelled said...

Gazing at your work. Truly amazing!

sharon said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous and inspiring!

Hope all is well with you.

Debrina said...

OMG - it's fabulous, Lisa! And, omg, does this mean the book is now wheeling its way over to me? I say wheeling because I doubt if it's winging its way...unless NZ POST has come up with wings for their vans! Lol.
Anyway - what a treat to see it here and all finished!! Remarkable amount of work and storytelling, Lisa. Just beautiful.

Svetlana said...

Thank you, Lisa, for the comment on my blog. I really feel privilaged that you visited my blog and liked my work because I love Pulp Redux collab books. This book is another example of exceptional work you do.
Svetlana

alteredbits said...

these photos are just divine!! you have done such an fantastic job! your stitching is just divine!

i think all of these books need to tour back around so we can see all we missed after we had them. i must see this in person!

Kim Palmer said...

This is such a wonderful piece Lisa. I love the stitched flag too and it was a great idea, better than using a 'real' version I think. It fits in so much better this way. Fancy that naughty general going AWOL, LOL! Bravo on such a great piece. I think the idea of capturing the event from all sides was a great piece of inspiration and so interesting to learn a little more about it all.

Chrisy said...

What an inspiring blog this is!

Kris said...

Wow that is really an awesome book....and one I would love to hold in my hands. What an awesome job you did transferring the expression of war into that piece!

Corrine said...

The book looks fabulous! You'll all have a really cool book when you have finished. Awesome work.