Christine Pereira-Adams, “Colour Notebooks: Volumes 1, 2 & 3”

Christine Pereira-Adams
London, United Kingdom

Colour Notebooks: Volumes 1, 2 & 3
Natural and red linen thread, recycled paper, pergamenata paper and drafting film
10.5×5.5×22.5 cm 10.5x7x18 cm 13×5.5x23cm

Artist Statement

Colour Notebooks: Volumes 1, 2 & 3
The interplay and evolution of creativity, society and technology has informed human history and experience, shaping our contemporary globalised environment. Current perspectives and structures are in flux. How do we analyse and portray this, in the context of societal and ecological change.

‘Colour Notebooks’ considers these issues through the study of the concept of colour and the book. Colour in science and human experience informs the materials, making and reading of the works. Volumes 1, 2 & 3 consist of a series of experimental book forms that are bound with the symbols of chemicals that contribute to the colouring and forming of our world. The pages are circular and elliptical and draw upon dynamic scientific diagrams, from the sketches of Galileo to models of particle physics.

Colour Notebooks is a continuing series.

Volumes 1, 2 and 3
1. Gallic Acid and Iron Gall Ink 10.5×5.5×22.5 cm
Natural linen thread and recycled paper
Gallic acid, extracted from oak galls, is an important ingredient in iron gall ink. This black/ brown ink has been used by scribes since antiquity, from Roman manuscripts to the Magna Carta and the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Whilst it is a durable ink it’s corrosive nature can eventually degrade the surface it is written upon.

2. Silver Nitrate/Electoral Stain 10.5x7x18 cm
Red linen thread and pergamenata paper
Silver Nitrate is the active constituent of the indelible election ink/electoral stain used to stop repeat voting and signify participation in the electoral process in countries across the world.

3. Methyl Green 13×5.5x23cm
Red linen thread and drafting film
A medical stain for DNA, with fluorescent properties. It can be used for research and diagnostic purposes.

Christine Pereira-Adams
Christine Pereira-Adams is an artist and maker based in London. Through the exploration of the mediums of drawing, textiles and book art, her work focuses upon contemporary global issues. The artworks, often sculptural, can take on many forms encouraging a dialogue with the curator and viewer. This methodology focuses on the individual’s negotiation of the complex cultural and social issues created by 21st century society.