Lots of Cake! was born out of a conversation with my friend on the way to set up an exhibition. I had just celebrated my graduation and my mum had, as usual, thrown a great party. This was something I had almost taken for granted, but after this conversation, I decided to document these celebrations.
What began as a document of our family life quickly evolved into a revelation of my mums character and imagination. I feel that there really needs to be an essence of her character in the project outcome.
So I have decided to make a book. The book will feature images shot in and around my family home over a period of two years. The layout of the book is inspired by Tzvetan Todorov's narrative theory, and will feature hand written recipes from my mother inside.
By pledging today, you will make printing this book possible. This will not only let me see this project to its intended completion, but will raise my profile as an artist with my first major published work.
I thank you in advance for your help, and hopefully together we can bring Lots of Cake! to the world.
Risks and challenges
The book should take 6 days to print once the work is sent to the printer.
I will also be getting the printer to provide me with a scatter proof to ensure we can achieve the best colours in the final edition. Getting these things right may lengthen the process slightly, but I am confident it will not delay me in shipping the books on time.
- (30 days)