The Hopetoun library holds an important collection of books that span centuries, genres and topics and encompass the breadth of Western thought. Row after row, the diversity of their content is concealed behind their leather livery. Faketition is a series of alternative books which allude to the subject matter of the original tomes. Visitors are encouraged to look out for these substitutes around the two rooms of the library. The feeling of disruption is carried over into the gallery space where I exhibit book objects made from discarded volumes or created from recycled material. Drawing on printed pages to isolate words, unlock the imagination and reveal new meanings is a device in the surrealist tradition that inspires much of my work.