‘She is of time, about, because of.’
She Must brings together ideas of the comic book, photography and poetry to create a short narrative poem. Exploring time: time in the comic, in photography, in art, in literature and in history, the book offers the portrait of a woman caught within the endlessness of time.
Using the underlying grid structure of the comic book and the sequential reading both comic and photo series share, this work is part of artist Rosie Sherwood ongoing experimentation with how photography might be used in the comic book.
During the creation of the book Sherwood also produced a small wax sculpture of the eponymous She. Sherwood’s sculpture marries traditional materials and techniques with contemporary ideas of the comic book collectible. The production of this sort of book ephemera demonstrates the open and explorative take on the book that drives As Yet Untitled as a company.
Book- Limited First Edition of 100, Copyright 2013
Figure- Limited Edition of 6, produced in the Camberwell College of Art Foundry, 2013
Rosie Sherwood is an artist, scholar and independent publisher. At the heart of Sherwood’s interdisciplinary practice is a fascination with time and a desire to tell stories. In 2012 Rosie Sherwood founded As Yet Untitled and Elbow Room, successfully crowd funding to expand the publishing company in 2015. Sherwood is the Creative Director of turn the page Artists Book Fair and Symposium. Sherwood graduated from Camberwell College of Art with an MA in Book Arts in 2013. She has delivered conference papers and University lectures across the country. Sherwood has taken part in both group and solo exhibitions as well as artist book and small publishers fairs. Sherwood’s works can be found in special collections including The Poetry Library, Tate Library and Archive and the National Libraries of both Victoria and Queensland (Australia). In 2018 Sherwood began a yearlong aritsts' residency with the Marine Institute at Plymouth University. Her sculpture Akin was selected for the National Sculpture Prize at Broomhhill Sculpture Gardens.