Following the inclusion of my artist book ‘The Cancer of the Weather’ in a recent exhibition at The Beaney Museum in Canterbury I am pleased to announce that this book has now been acquired by the University of Kent and will now form part of the University Library’s Special Collections.

The piece, which was originally created as part of my Arctica series of artist’s books, was made using a circuit board from a weather balloon that I found during a residency in the High Arctic. I attached several paper signatures to the circuit board using wire and they contain words related to prostate cancer beginning with the letter P. During my time on the residency my father was undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of prostate cancer and this was on my mind throughout the trip. I was thinking about how accepting the severity of my father’s illness was a similar process to accepting the current predicament of our planet.