'Australian artist Catherine Truman is best known for intricately and evocatively carved wood jewellery, yet her oeuvre encompasses large public works, drawing and writing, performance, photography and moving image. She both adorns the body and critiques its embedded culture, science and philosophy. Truman's practice has a palpable anatomy, articulating the relationships between the felt and experienced; the seen and unseen; between medium and production. In Catherine Truman: Touching Distance, author Melinda Rackham draws on interviews with Truman, and research into her archives, to reveal the philosophical perspectives that underlie the endeavours of a celebrated, most original artist. Seductive images illuminate the text.'
Author: Melinda Rackham. Hardback, 192 pages, full colour. 29 x 24 x 2.5cm. Published by Wakefield Press, 2016. ISBN 9781743054314.