The End continues Rosie Sherwoods exploration of abstract comics. Working with the symbols that structure the comic books pages- the panels, gutters, speech balloons and symbols The End forms a narrative despite the abstraction and minimal content. The work asks questions of the reader: What is needed for something to be read as a comic? How does comic book reading work? Are the signs of comic enough to create narrative?
Limited First Edition created in the Letterpress Workshop at Camberwell College of Art using hand made wood block comic book symbols.
The End is housed at The Poetry Library and was included in an exhibition of their collection in the Southbank Centre.
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.