Melanie Counsell - Rhyme for a Rolling Puzzle
Commissioned by Foreground as part of the Primary/Bristol series of artist commissions for Bristol primary schools, Melanie Counsell’s Rhyme for a Rolling Puzzle accompanied _a_m_b_e_r_m_a_z_e_, her sculpture made especially for the pupils of Oasis Academy Marksbury Road.
Described as a ‘moveable object’ by Counsell and mounted on wheels, the sculpture is an abstract response to ideas of difference, community and co-operation that is able to be moved around the school by the pupils for use in communal gatherings, celebrations, lessons and games.
Rhyme for A Rolling Puzzle is Counsell’s witty take on the nursery rhyme form. Featuring a striking graphic representation of the sculpture on its cover and monotypes by the artist, the elegantly designed, tactile publication explores ideas of form, design and movement through an ode to the architectural expertise of the snail.
Rhyme for a Rolling Puzzle
Designed by Melanie Counsell & Lesley Sharpe
Published by Foreground, 2016
Suitable for readers of all ages.
Double-side printed gatefold cover
170 x 120mm
ISBN number: 978-0-9567002-6-1