In 2016 R.I.Sutton set out to produce her 136-page short story collection, Closer than Breathing, Seven Tales, using only traditional bookmaking techniques. She was supported in this endeavour by her partner, artist Kain White. White engraved the images for each of the book's story title pages, as well as the cover image itself. These remarkable engravings are now on offer as limited-edition prints.
Each image is a symbolic rather than an illustrative interpretation of Sutton’s tales. Inspired stylistically by traditional alchemical and early-to-late modern anatomical illustration, White represents a body that is dissected, not to reveal a mechanical system—but a transformative, macrocosmic being.
To see how each print is created, watch the videos at the bottom of the page.
Visit Kain White's website at: kainwhite.com.au