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Artist Talk - Sam Winston

Sam Winston came to talk to us about his work. A couple of pieces stuck in my mind:

The first was a poem. He used previous drafts of the poem to cut out the words for the final draft. He collected these words together and used them to illustrate the poem. I really liked this idea, and the fact that it was printed on transparent rice paper made it even more interesting for me. 

The second piece was a book he helped to illustrate, entitled 'A Child of Books'. In this book, he used the text from classic stories to illustrate the narrative. The characters, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, explore the landscapes that Sam created from text. The imagery is beautiful, and an incredible amount of work went into it. I couldn't believe it when he showed us how it was made, and how he had to translate it into different languages, including changing some stories for different countries.