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'Planet box' (Mercury A4 Front) 2007.
(Pen, felt tip and biro, A4 envelope). 320x226mm.

'Planet box' (Mercury A4 Back) 2007.
(Pen, felt tip and biro, A4 envelope). 320x226mm.

'Planet box' (Bay of Rainbows A4 Front) 2007.
(Pen, A4 envelope). 320x226mm.

'Planet box' (Bay of Rainbows A4 Back) 2007.
(Pen, A4 envelope). 320x226mm.

'Planet box' (Bay of Rainbows A6 Front) 2007.
(Pen, A6 envelope).

'Planet box' (Bay of Rainbows A6 Back) 2007.
(Pen, A6 envelope).

'Planet box' (Saturn's rings , 22.8 x 34.7cm - Front) 2008.
(Pencil and acrylic paint on paper envelope).

'Planet box' (Saturn's rings , 22.8 x 34.7cm - Back) 2008.
(Pencil and acrylic paint on paper envelope).

'Planet box' (Feather, 21 x 29.6cm - Front) 2008.
(Ink pen on graph paper).

'Planet box' (Feather, 21 x 29.6cm - Back) 2008.
(Ink pen on graph paper).

'Planet box' (Solar prominence, 29.6 x 21cm - Front) 2009.
(Pencil, ink pen, biro, felt tip and oil pastel on paper).

'Planet box' (Solar prominence, 29.6 x 21cm - Front) 2009.
(Pencil, ink pen, biro, felt tip and oil pastel on paper).

'Planet box' (collection of works on paper, various dimensions) 2007-2009.
(Pencil, ink pen, biro, felt tip, oil pastel and acrylic paint on paper).

Planet box

Planet Box is a publication work that is the culmination of a three year partnership with the poet Diana Syder. Using astronomy as a framing device, it combines a fictional narrative with scientific observation. Concerned with the personalisation of space, the work charts the deconstruction of an astronomer's life as she files away her past into the structure of the solar system and surrounding constellations. The book presents a series of planetary drawings and doodles on household ephemera (such as the back of envelopes and post-it notes) in conjunction with Syders poetic works - giving a 'first person' perspective.


'Planet Box', Comma Press, 2010.