Artists' Books

Ruth Martin makes extraordinary books.  Subjects range from the personal musings and regrets of a batch of broken biscuits to the interactive first verse of the Hokey Cokey.  Printed with her intricately hand cut rubber stamps and full of fascinating folds.  These publications are petite but once opened, beware, a book of just five centimetres square folds out to become two metres long with a life of its own.

In the world of screens and the e-book Ruth is creating a whole library of beautifully handcrafted books that are truly hands-on and thoroughly enchanting.

MARTIN'S PERFECT MATCHES
MARTIN'S PERFECT MATCHES
press to zoom
Whitstable Sandwich
Whitstable Sandwich
press to zoom
Broken Biscuits
Broken Biscuits
press to zoom
The Hokey Cokey
The Hokey Cokey
press to zoom
MARTIN'S PREMIUM CORNED BEEF
MARTIN'S PREMIUM CORNED BEEF
press to zoom
Martin's Toothpaste
Martin's Toothpaste
press to zoom
Let's twist
Let's twist
press to zoom
Cut Out Emergency Spares
Cut Out Emergency Spares
press to zoom
Barbers
Barbers
press to zoom
Martin's Sardines
Martin's Sardines
press to zoom