2016, Edition of 16
8” x 8” x 2”
Optique is a tunnel book inspired by the wild, west coast of County Mayo, Ireland, echoing the unique costal geometry of angular cliffs, blowholes, seaweed and plants. The double-sided tunnel book also evokes a telescope, becoming an optical device. Looking through the opening, the eye sharpens its focus on an object at the other end.
The book is housed in a paste paper covered box, printed with a linoleum cut image of seaweed. The interior contains a Celtic spiral design, which is viewed through the hole in the book.
Alice was awarded a fellowship with the Ballinglen Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland in 2014, returning in 2016 and 2019 to the inspiring Irish coast.