Kyra Cane explores the relationship between drawing in two dimensions and making in three, examining how the organic process of reducing an idea or a viewed object to a single-layered form then influences its creation or re-envisaging as a tangible piece of work.
Cane does not attempt to teach or preach, but rather interviews artists, craftspeople and makers working in fields that range from hard to soft materials and from pottery to jewellery and sculpture. The text is then condensed to provide descriptions of diverse working methods rather than straight quotes. This gives an authorial viewpoint and a consistency of approach, as well as keeping the text concise and allowing as much space as possible for illustrations.
This consistency, as well as the variety of work and workers covered, is what makes the book so valuable, both for makers, collectors and even the more dilettante viewer.