Piece of Paper Press is delighted to present HOME IS ON MY MIND… a new artist’s book by Barbadian artist Sheena Rose. In this informal, ‘zine’-style work, produced in a special limited edition of four-hundred numbered copies, Rose creates loose narrative sequences from drawings of home that she made in her sketchbook while completing her Masters studies in the USA in 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Fulbright Scholarship. Executed with a free and frank cartoon-like clarity, and containing some adult themes, HOME IS ON MY MIND… is magical, mythic and intimate.
Sheena Rose says:
‘I can’t help thinking of my home, Barbados, and understanding myself as a Black Caribbean woman. These sketches help me free up my mind with random thoughts of home, taking you into my magical, humorous and somewhat conflicted world. I hope you can handle this strange land…’
Sheena Rose is a Barbadian artist, whose practice involves mixed and new media, including animation, drawing, painting, performance and video. Rose has exhibited and performed internationally, recently presenting her performance work ‘Island and Monster’ at the Royal Academy, London, in association with International Curators Forum (ICF). Rose’s work has been included in art fairs, film festivals and auctions including Prizm Art Fair, Third Horizon Film Festival and Rush Philanthropic Foundation Arts Auction Art for Life.
Piece of Paper Press was created by author Tony White in 1994 as a lo-tech, sustainable artists’ book project to commission and publish new writings, visual and graphic works by artists and writers. Each book is manufactured from a single A4 sheet that is printed on both sides and then folded, stapled and trimmed by hand to create the book. Piece of Paper Press titles are usually published in a limited edition of 150, and always distributed free, either at an event or by post to a slowly evolving mailing list. Past contributors include Tim Etchells, Penny McCarthy, Rose Frain, Steven Hull, Suzanne Treister, Elizabeth Magill, Alison Turnbull, James Pyman, Liliane Lijn, Michael Moorcock, Joanna Walsh and Suzanna Medina.