Click, blink, floral, fade is a publication of writing and drawing by Madeline Simm, extracted from journal writing and visual diaries kept between 2022–23. Reflecting on anecdotes of friends, family and strangers, Simm aims to reconcile the connections between what she is shown and told, and what she imagines. Charting the thinking of an unnamed girl over the course of one day (perhaps an affectionate nod to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway), Click, blink, floral, fade invites the reader to bridge their own relationships between writing and drawing, and to contemplate what is concealed or revealed in order to convey sentiment and meaning. Initially a preliminary compositional exercise, her drawings have become the crucial foundation from which her paintings are born, and continue an investigation of colour as form, feeling, and play.
52 pages, 25 x 20 cm, softcover, Stray Pages (Melbourne).