Made By Mrs M

TTP Artists - Jo Howe


Another of my favourite artists at Turn the Page was Jo Howe. 

Jo's work uses the book as a sculptural object, playfully reworking it's formal components, allowing the 'reader' to experience something altogether new.  

Jo selects her materials considering the aesthetic quality of text and the relevance of the book's title. She works with old manuscripts which bear imperfections and aromas of their past handling, thus retaining their human presence. She seeks to express the difficulty of speaking without being heard, and listening either actively or ineffectively. Her books and their pages become a tangible expression of those sentences suppressed or left unsaid. 

To find out more about Jo's work visit her website and follow her on twitter