Paper Thin documents the work of Peta Clancy, an artist who explores the surface properties of paper — in this case, photographic paper — and the surface or skin of our bodies.
The design of this artist book astutely echoes elements of Clancy’s work. The binding, for example, alludes to the artist’s pinhole technique, a process by which she painstakingly punctures the surface of her photographs with a tiny needle. This method is again referenced in the booklet’s limited edition laser-cut cover, though in this case with machine-like precision. Each design element is deployed with overwhelming sensitivity to the work presented.