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On September 8th 2008 an exhibition of my ARTIST'S BOOKS opened in two exhibitions simultaneously, in Bristol, England, and in the Gradska Knjižnica, Zagreb. This was a unique happening and celebrated International Day of Literacy and my 20th anniversary of Artist Book making.

Andrew Norris is a self taught painter and sculptor. He has exhibited in most of the major London institutions, including the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, as well as participating in group exhibitions across England and also in the Far East. To date he has enjoyed four solo exhibition in Croatia. In 2005 he began creating an e ART h works Sculpture Garden near Duga Resa. Andrew lives and works in Zagreb.

Andrew Norris je samouki slikar i kipar. Izlagao je u većini eminentnih londonskih galerija, uklučujući Tate Gallery, National Gallery, te Victoria and Albert Museum. Također, sudjelovao je na izložbama širom Engleske i Dalekog Istoka. Ovo je njegova četvrta samostalna izložba u Hrvatskoj. Andrew živi i radi u Zagrebu.

10.06.2008., utorak

earth then earthen, 2008

earth then earthen

Books to go on exhibition 8th September 2008,
Gradska Knjižnica, Zagreb and Bristol, England

earth then earthen
i The Poem Tree, 2005
ii An Ear to the Earth, 2006
iii 1000 Years, 2006
iv Field Songs, 2008

The Poem Tree.
In 1844 Joseph Tubbs climbed to the top of
Wittenham Clumps in Berkshire, England,
to carve a poem on a beech tree, this is his story
which continues to resonate up to the present.

Full text appears on

An Ear to the Earth
is a sequence of 14 poems
written from the point of view of fields, soil, seeds,
animals, plants and trees.

1000 Years
A group of oak trees give an account
of their lives over a millennium.

Field Songs
Takes the form of a series of parallel
monologues between the present and former
owner of a house and piece of land in Croatia.
These monologues occupy similar ‘spiritual’
space if not temporal.

Collectively, these four works entitled, earth then earthen,
explore identity and the nature of one’s
relationships to and presence in the natural

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Video presentation of the Poem Tree filmed in 8mm and
video between 1991 and 1995

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