Silvering the sand’s ecclesiastic gold | Title from Norman MacCaig, Artist book, 20 x 17cm by Susie Leiper | £350.00 | Enquire
As Susie Leiper trained as a calligrapher and book editor, artist books are very apposite to her work. In some of her pieces the random repetition of shapes hints at the rhythm of writing, of poetry, of music, and possibly at the deconstruction of the formal page layout. At the same time something in the abstract images suggests the universal life force that lies behind everything – our land, our buildings, ourselves even. This body of work is inspired by the writer Norman MacCaig, whose poetry Susie has been revisiting since her commission to write lines by him on the new RBS polymer ten pound note.