Nice Work, Day 25


Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison
For Milly Sleeping’s Nice Work online and instagram project
In conjunction with the Craft Cubed festival, 2013
August 2013


Sunday, 25th August 2013

Whilst our timetable is rather organic in that what needs doing first determines flow, there are still patterns to be found upon closer inspection. Sunday is often a day for tasks that need completion. Sunday is for the tying of rogue loose ends and preparation for the week that lies in wait. Here, in our home-based studio, an edition of our artists’ book, As inclination directs, that earlier in the week has been hand-coloured with pencil, scored and folded, is ready for its collaged menagerie. In wait, you can see a koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) to be cut out and a Spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) too. This is the fifth edition of ten, and it is bound for the 2013 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards to sit in a display case alongside the first of the edition so that you can see both the work’s cover and guts at the one time. Behind this scene, pets lie sleeping, and on the stove in the kitchen, homemade vegetable soup bubbles. This is Sunday and it is quietly glorious.