Bronwyn Rees, “Drive”

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Cover page

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Rear page

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Inside detail

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Inside detail

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Inside detail

 


 
Bronwyn Rees (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
bronwynrees.com

Drive
2013
etching, collage, transfer lettering
Unique work
5 double-sided pages
60 X 25 x 0.25 cm open
30x 25 x 0.5 cm closed

A couple of years ago I bought a car after not owning one for about twelve years. I thought about all the not so good things about it – pollution, expenses, the stress of driving.

But then I thought about the joy of not getting on public transport with people who were smelly, mad or shouty, and I thought about the joy of travelling along in a bubble, with the radio up loud singing my favourite songs, not having to answer to anyone else, free to be the smelly, mad shouty person, and nobody any the wiser.

I googled a poem about driving and the first thing that popped up and to my mind was absolutely perfect, was Robert Bly’s beautiful poem “Driving toward the Lac Qui Parle River”.

I had already made the book and the words fitted the imagery perfectly.

When binding the book I thought it would be whimsical to imitate keyrings, reinforcing the car imagery.



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