I once asked gallery owner Angela Flowers for her definition of an artist. Without hesitating she said: “That’s easy. An artist is someone who simply has to paint every day.” Caroline Coon is the personification of that description.
– Charlotte Metcalf from her editor’s note on Caroline Coon, Laid Bare Dairy 1983-1984
A fascinating and frank document of the period of the artist’s personal life conveyed by the title, Caroline Coon’s Laid Bare Diary 1983-1984 is also a lovingly realised bookwork.
With expose-stitched binding, Laid Bare Diary is a handsome object. I particularly like the card plates, which are all of a piece with the text and add to the hand-rendered nature of this project from Coon’s imprint Cunst Art.
Buy copies of Laid Bare Diary 1983-4 here.
Visit Caroline Coon’s site here.