"In 1989 while studying
lithography at Tamarind Institute in New Mexico I worked after hours on a
collaborative book with friends. We invited anyone who wanted to, to make a linocut
that we printed by hand and bound into books and called it “Another day in Paradise”. Contributors
included established artists, office staff and students. Everyone who did a linocut
got a completed book and we printed an edition of 50 books, there were none available
for sale." Mark Attwood, 2017.
The book was printed, stitched and bound by Mark in his spare time. The text was cut out of lino.
Rob Arber let Mark use his press and Julie Maher was a fellow master printer trainee.
The title page was cut by Mark using a rock painting from Ndedema Gorge in the Drakensburg as inspiration.
Erika Hibbert was studying at the University of the Witwatersrand at the time and posted her block for printing to Albuquerque.
The one and only artwork that Mark Attwood has contributed to a book.