At the beginning of last year, my art teacher handed each of the students in my class a beautiful old book. However this wasn’t english and our task wasn’t to read it. Instead we were given the instructions to turn it into an artwork – to alter it. That’s how this wonderful project came about, after much thought into what books mean to me and a super cute sketch of an innocent little creature, the idea Xanameia was born. To me Xanameia comes in many forms. It is a name I made up for my imagination and the imaginary worlds I personally create. It is also all of the small acts of creativity that stem from my imagination. You may find it likely that I will use it again in the future as it is an idea I’m keen to continue exploring.
I have a huge fascination for the imagination and how we each have varying perceptions for imaginations. For this work I explored how books stimulate the imagination and if they are especially good, the words can transform into images in ones imagination and pop up right off the pages. My hope is that I can keep exploring this world and developing it through a variety of mediums.