Lizanne van Essen

“Suspend” one-off pop-up concertina book with hard covers; cut and folded cartridge paper coloured with printing inks; signed one-off; 15.5 x 21.5 cm closed, c. 31 x 21.5 x 14 cm open; £85, p & p £5 UK/£8 overseas. CATEGORY: one-off, £50 - £150

Kie-Kie Book series 2004


PLACE OF STUDY: University of Oxford (MA History), University of Warwick (PGCE), North Herts College (City and Guilds Creative Embroidery), University of Hertfordshire (BA Art and Design)

COLLECTIONS: Manchester Metropolitan University; Bankside Arts, Sheffield; University of the West of England; King St. Stephen Museum & Art Gallery, Szekesfehervar, Hungary

STATEMENT: My sculptural books evolved from a delight in pure form, with the play of light creating shadows and volume. I was excited by the combination of delicate detail and strength, and of simplicity and complexity - also by the surprise element created when the flat book covers opened to reveal thrusting sculptural forms. Sometimes I like to combine images and words and colour, fracturing them with cuts, but at other times I like to emphasise the symmetry of monochrome abstract sculpture. I also like to give paper pop-up form to objects and ideas, in books for both adults and children.

WORKSHOPS & COURSES: I am based in Cambridgeshire and can run workshops for adults and children on: Pop up paper techniques, Making simple books, Alternative books, Altered books

Please contact me if you would like to discuss booking a workshop, or if you wish to buy or commission any work.

Lizanne van Essen,
The Grove,
Cambs.  SG8 6NN