Wordless - Etching, collage, drawing, carousel book form.  Image.

Based on the novel by Catherine JInkx “Shepard” this carousel book is about a lad transported to NSW for poaching. In England he knew his landscape well, knew the names for things in it and how to survive in his environment and live off it. In Australia in 1840 the settlers and convicts had no names for the landscape and the wildlife and no understanding of the country. The main character says “I see nothing I can properly name” and thinks he will die “wordless and alone in a strange land”.


28cm x variable when open (Click MORE to see detailed pages)