Article Number: 1704
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stitching, 176 Pages, 2008, Tate Publishing
Marina Warner, Steven Heller

Sarah Fanelli

Sometimes I think, sometimes I am

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Artist and illustrator Sara Fanelli is one of the world's foremost illustrators, renowned for her experimental techniques that have spawned many imitators. 'Fanelli's originality has brought a breath of fresh air to the world of picture books . . . with an off-beat humour and an inventive approach to everything from page design and typography, to choice of materials' (The Guardian)

Winner of the 2008 Design & Art Direction award for outstanding achievement in illustration and book design.

Her inspiration lies not only in the visual arts but also in literature and the theatre. Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am is a remarkable creation, in which Fanelli takes the quotations and aphorisms that inspire her work, from Dante and Goethe to Calvino and Beckett, and places them in the context of a completely original artistic creation (sketchbooks, collages, paintings and drawings) at the heart of which lies a beautiful miniature book-within-a-book.

The book opens with a newly commissioned text from Steven Heller, while Marina Warner introduces each of the five chapters - Devils and Angels, Love, Colour, Myth and The Absurd - that make up this unique work.

Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am will be enjoyed by anyone alert to the possibilities of what a book can be. It will be treasured, collected and marvelled at for years to come.