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I am following a book-binding elective that resulted in an empty, hand-bound book that I felt I needed to fill somehow.
 
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I started painting mini gouache landscapes out of some kind of longing. These are painted from reference images taken during the summer when I spent time at home, made relatively quickly within clear borders of masking tape
 
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The ultimate comfort when I'm back living in a city that is one country and two expanses of sea away
 
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I had the (problematic) thought that this was not 'Fine Art' enough, simply painting these images. So I thought about cutting a little piece out of each of the paintings (also with the concept of a window in mind), so that one the first page the viewer would see an entirely fictional landscape.

 
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I made a little sketch to see how the shapes would work. After speaking with a teacher, I realised that this cutting out might be done more horizontally, to follow the appropriate horizon lines of landscapes

 
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This is an ongoing project. Working on filling the whole book with these landscapes first.