Been working on the book today – sounds ominous calling it “the book” but there you go. It’s actually a touch more difficult than I thought it would be but mostly the hard part is editing which images to include and then constructing a narrative that makes sense. Feels like I don’t know what I’m doing when it comes to this so I’m completely relying on intuition.
The design and layout are pretty firmly formed in my mind so now that I have a first cut of the images and narrative I’ve actually slammed it together quickly just so I can get a feel for the flow.
Also did more research into the resin work and discovered that I’m going to have to use polyester resin instead of epoxy resin. Epoxy resin has a slight yellow colour tint to it that with thicker pours will become too dense. No problem right? Yep – polyester resin produces massive amounts of VOC’s (carcinogenic volatile organic compounds) – cancer causing smells to you and me. Not going to work in my studio or anywhere in this building that’s for sure. This is a serious problem. I currently don’t have the ability to rent a separate space and neither can I create some kind of franken-ventilation setup here in my studio.
Going to have to contemplate this for a bit and see if I can’t temporarily borrow some space or maybe even do some resin tests outside. Ah well.
You know what they say about progress – 2 forward 1 back.