The other day I had the pleasure of going to the Museum of Sydney to see the exhibition for Jeannie Baker’s new book, Mirror. For those unfamiliar with Jeannie Baker, she is an Australian artist who creates the most beautiful picture books using collage. Each page of her books is an individual miniature collage that is photographed to create the final page. Her art is exquisite and seeing the collages in real life made me realise the minute detailing that goes into each page.
Mirror is essentially two stories, intended to be read in parallel. One story follows a day in the life of a boy in Sydney, the other, a day in the life of a boy in a village in Morocco. Despite the vast differences in their environment and upbringing, there are many similarities between the boys and aspects of their lives.
Here are some pictures I took from the exhibition (don’t worry – we were allowed to take photographs!) and if you are in Sydney – it’s really worth a visit! The collages are simply stunning.