2016 Creative Fellow Marian Crawford
Visual artist and printmaker Marian Crawford captured the essence of her Siganto Foundation Fellowship project in her first blog post when she wrote:
"The Siganto Fellowship project presents an opportunity for me to explore the resources of the Library’s collections to discover how my private recollections of a tropical childhood fit into the broader context of Pacific Ocean cultures and their histories, the field of island studies, stories of colonialism and the implications of climate change for island nations in the Pacific Ocean."
Her artist's book, Picturing the island has a non-adhesive stitched binding with blue linen thread, letter-press printing and relief and intaglio photppolymer prints on paper. The work is complemented by Maneaba-Meeting place.