Image: The bright side: Volume 1

Amber Francis
The bright side: Volume 1

artist's book: inkjet print, 76 pages, fabric and cardboard covers, glued and stitched binding, nylon cord
21.8 x 16.0 x 1.6 cm (closed), 21.8 x 32.0 x 1.2 cm (open)
Toorak College, Mount Eliza
This is the story of a girl who befriends the Grim Reaper. It is philosophical rather than plot-based, exploring the characters and how they react to their experiences. It muses upon the nature and meaning of life and death, identity and self-knowledge, reality and the physical world. The drawings and flashes of yellow in the binding and endpapers are a reminder that it is not a sad story, despite the solemn nature of some of the themes. This is only the beginning of what I hope will become a much longer story.