Donna Tartt is one of my favourite authors and with the release of her third novel it was time to develop a collection identity bringing her series of novels together. The project was set with one challenge - to create something handmade.
The Secret History was the first of her books I read so I took on this concept development first. A story about a close group of friends, a murder and a timely snowfall and themes of rational vs emotional states I developed concepts based on materials that would change from solids to liquids to reflect the move from a rational to an emotional state of being.
Working with various mixes of icing and PVC glue I created a series of falling snowflakes.
Creating a rule for the subsequent covers I developed concepts that would work in white and would always involve a state of falling.
The outcomes are created from a falling white sheet, and falling plaster.