This work blends science, art and a personal response to the menopause through the medium of a handset letterpress artist book. The menopause is a natural process, the book uses scarlet-blood red and silver grey inks to show 'on' and 'off' phases and represent symptoms and language of the fertile and invisible life stages. It uses the language of synonym to reflect societal responses to periods and the invisibility of mature women along with abstract imagery to illustrate more mundane physicality. The work is available alongside that of other contributing artists in an online exhibition which accompanied the conference Reinventing, Rethinking, and Representing Menopause: Beyond the Interdisciplinary Paradigm, which took place on 29 September 2018 at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.
Somerset Satin 300gsm paper
Cover: Zig-zag construction 303 x 190mm with Pay Hambury marbled paper covers