ARCHIVE OF PAWSONALIA !!
PINK PAPER, Mark Pawson, 2004 - 2009
Made entirely from intensely bright, dazzling fluorescent
pink paper, the pages in The
Pink Paper have been repeatedly screwed up and then flattened, crumpled
up and then
smoothed out, scrunched up and then pressed... the harsh fluorescant paper becomes
worn and degraded, and gradually becomes softer, more flexible and
floppy, taking on the character of
a fabric rather than paper.
Signed & numbered, edition of 49 copies, handsewn, 20 pgs, 16x16cm
Random multiple overprints in black, red and blue onto unused billboard poster
An intense visual barrage of overlaid images, textures and graphics - you can
the build-up of photocopier toner.
When I made these books, I had a pile of paper,
stack of black and white
collage originals and just keep putting the paper through
photocopier over and
over again, overprinting until the depth and build-up of imagery
21x15cm, 24pgs, Continuous production since 1989 Each copy unique.
(750+ paperback copies 15 Hardback)
LIFE HAS MEANING
1992 printed on Roneo and Gestetner
stencil printers at KNUST Netherlands
This book doccuments a site-specific installation
made at Community Copyart
1992. I covered the entire wall and ceiling area with 1600 A3 black & white
The copies were removed afterwards and bound into this edition of books.
1992A3, 75 copies numbered automatically by the Canon NP 4835, 1992.
Images of the installation here
FLOOR AT 34
1988 When I lived at 34 Cotesbach Road, I used sheets of billboard posters
( also used for
MaPk nABCoH ) as a floorcovering, the tough paper wore
through at points and picked
up the wood grain from the floorboards below,
when I moved house I used the paper to
made an edition of 34 books, which
were given to people who had visited or stayed at
the house and contributed
to the books by walking on the floor !
SMALL PLASTIC BABIES
1987 Doccumentation of my collection of small plastic babies,
beautiful dense red photocopy.
1986 (200 copies)
1983 handmade paper sculpture construction kit, for a zig-zag squiggle shape,
unused advertising billboard poster paper (120 copies)