I made this Artist Book, called Afspraken | Agreements, as a part of my Masters in Graphic Design (Media, Arts and Design Faculty), about the Dutch artist Ton Slits.
Based on three themes I give my interpration on the artist Ton Slits. During the first part of the project I’ve selected the themes based on conversation / interviews. The three themes are identity, freedom and goodness. In the second part of the project I’ve made a concept for the three themes. The circles, which are used for all of the themes an techniques, bring everything together and link the book to Ton Slits.
I used different techniques for the three themes, based on the concept. The first theme is hand embroided with my hair on linen. The second theme consist of pagina with holes in it. The circles a embroided on thread, which are embroided from one page to another. Finally a text about freedom is written. The last thema consist of one page, in which I’ve punched more than 2000 holes. The holes make the face of my artist, when he was only eight years old. Behind de holes a picture of threes links the picture of the young artist, to the artist now.
Thanks to Ton Slits.
Eerste thema: identiteit
Tweede thema: vrijheid
Derde thema: goedheid