Transmutations

 

new-work-by-hamer-doddsThe proximity of Main Point Books  to Edinburgh College of Art means that customers often have plans to transmute books into something else. The future destiny of a book never fails to fascinate me – and often it’s nothing so simple as being read.

Hamer Dodds is an “artist and sometime scientist with an inordinate fondness of SAFC and lagavulin” as he puts it @hamerdodds. I’m always intrigued by what takes his fancy, and why. For instance, he once leapt on a 1960s I-Spy Wild Flowers, which prompted a torrent of ideas. I particularly liked it when he likened the books at Main Point to spores disseminating unanticipated ideas, connections and trains of thought. Hamer has work displayed at inordinatefondness.com.