I decided to to use the pile of tea that I’d emptied from the bags, before making them into the book.. Building the tea into cones, I found that it added to the relevance of not only re using as much as possible, but left a visible residue of drinking the tea.
This work is now on display at ArtMobile, Vesteras in Sweden
My recent work came about while absent mindedly putting teabags to one side, ready to bin or compost them. When trying to work something out, I make tea.
Realising it was such a huge part of my working life, I wanted to incorporate it into my work.
The first attempts were simply glueing them together and painting on them, but ideas are developing, the more I work.
I had already experimented with making pages of a book, but I wanted to take it further – making the covers and bindings completely out of the tea bag material.
WW teabag book binding
WW Tea Book