The White space
White is colour of Beginnings. It represents the space of the blank white page. We enter it when we enter the unknown, like a thick fog, we must tread carefully to find our way forward as its uncertainties can be frightening. Beginnings are fragile. It requires an immense amount of trust and patience to overcome the doubts and criticisms that such changes inevitably bring, but if we choose to face them, we will find infinite potential. The White Space is a call to embrace all this and enter unknown with courage.
THE white Calligraphic manuscript
On the 28th of October, 2011, Helene Lundbye Petersen put pen to paper on the first blank white page of a beautiful white notebook She had found in Japan one year before. When she began to write, it was not 'On the Beginning'. It was truly the beginning for her, and this book initiated her entire work.
the white Book
In 2012, Helene Lundbye Petersen decided to begin publishing her Calligraphic Manuscripts, translating their handwritten words and drawings into print. The first book was a transcription of 'White', published as 'The White Book'. The White Book' is a manifesto written for life. Its poetic fragments take on the complexity of our current condition. It urges us to move beyond the structures which are no longer serving us by braving the uncertainty of new beginnings. ⠀
2012, The White Book - On the Beginning.
Helene Lundbye Petersen, The White Book, 2012, Book, English, 120 pages. Published by WhitePageProject, printed by Lightning Source, UK, US. 12.7 x 20.32 cm.First Edition.
2013, Den Hvide Bog
Helene Lundbye Petersen, Den Hvide Bog, 2013, Book, Danish, 120 pages. Published by WhitePageProject, printed by Lightning Source, UK, US. 5 x 8 inches / 12.7 x 20.32 cm. First Edition.
ISBN 13: 978-879-95579-1-2
The White Book interventions
When Helene Lundbye Petersen received ‘The White Bookʼ from print, she saw it as a space that could be placed in a context, which inspired a series of Book Interventions - elaborations on the book to place it in relation to each space and context.