Elize de Beer is a South African artist based in Cork. As a printmaker and bookbinder her artist practice has for many years been inspired by the two art forms. Her fascination for books alongside her unique artistic visual language is strongly attributed to her dyslexia, where the relationship to books and written language is slightly different from a neurotypical reader’s. She has always been fascinated by a book’s objectivity and by written language’s visual capabilities; how they both act as carriers of knowledge and meaning regardless of how they are “read”. Through her work de Beer continues to explore those relationships through an abstracted visual language in the form of printmaking and book arts; further developing and expanding those concepts of words, knowledge, books and the craft of bookbinding.