My name is Siân Barlow. I am a book artist. I make books in many different media, including traditional book materials like paper, and some very non-traditional ones. I make books which ask questions, and leave the answers for their readers. Many are fragments or works in progress. They are about how we are in the world. And about how we can be when we are at our best. About the joy, vulnerability and intensity of giving open attention to the world around us. They are about how we perceive and imagine. And about the ways in which we use those gifts to create a new world each day.

My work is an offering to you to create a space in your life, an opening. A book is an object which has its own space and rhythm. It is also an object which can create a change. My work is my invitation to you to open one of my books and start reading the story of your life, and the story of what connects you with everything that there is. You and I have much in common. We are here in this amazing, complex, painful and beautiful world, right now in this moment.

You can find ways in to my work on the projects page of this website. You can also subscribe to my blog or my Instagram if you’d like to join me on the journey of my work.

I do appreciate your companionship.