by Kate Newby
Existing somewhere between a survey of recent work and an artist’s book, Incredible Feeling is punctuated with four new photographic essays by New Zealand artist - and Everyday Needs favourite - Kate Newby. The photo-based book is interspersed with specimens from Newby’s recent series, Skim Stones—delicate ceramic facsimiles of gems and common rocks found across her travels. Previously presented in a more traditional taxonomical format, here the stones are given to the artist’s friends to toss across the water at meaningful locations of their choice. These joyful, personal snapshots are interspersed with illustrations of a full range of Newby’s other recent projects including Let the other thing in (2013), the subject of her last publication from an artist residency on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. Creative texts from Sarah Hopkinson, Chris Kraus and Tahi Moore contribute to Newby’s winsome approach to making art in the everyday world. Published by Clouds and Hopkinson Mossman, 2014. Design by Warren Olds and Kate Newby. 44 pages.