Through my work in the tradition of book art, I use the pre-existing media of antiquarian books to explore the subtext of human interaction.

 By simultaneously de constructing and re constructing I create small vignettes within the pages of old books. I feel that the process I use is somewhat Frankenstinian as, by means of a sharp instrument, I bring to life my own creation by ruthlessly slicing and combining it with the working parts of someone elses. 

Although I am exploring the words and images that unfold in my hand and in my mind during my journey through the pages of the book – the final piece will always allow the audience a degree of interpretation.

Laura Beaumont is an Emmy Award winning animation writer who studied Time Based Media at The Cass London.

She has worked as a knitting machine demonstrator, a gameshow hostess, a magician's assistant and was third urchin on the right in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.        She has written and illustrated lots of books, created hundreds of hours of television and is a pointless answer on Pointless.

But throughout all of this… all she’s ever wanted to do is make stuff.

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