RAHDA PANDEY, book artist. ~ Forest Light.
No. 6 of only 10 copies. Original tunnel or peep show book of a forest scene using handmade Kozo and hemp papers with an intricate and exquisite cut paper design by Pandey on a back panel of waxed Kozo which diffuses the light entering the work. 150 x 200 mms. Housed in a thick paper portfolio with printed paper label on upper cover.
“A forest of Fir in the middle of a city transported me to a space in which only I existed along with the tall trees that surrounded me. The diffused light that filtered through the canopies and made apparent the details of each tree, had a special quality of quietude and tranqulity that I had never before experienced. I had found my place in the world, and it was here, in the quiet and slowness of nature”.
The book began as a dimensional illustration used as a book cover for a classic Penguin of a book of poems by the 16th century poet Tahir Ghani.
Radha Pandey is an important young papermaker, letterpress printer and book artist. She is particularly interested in paper and watermarks as art, studying both Western and Asian papermaking techniques. Her work is always exquisite, unique and breathtakingly beautiful.