A R T I S T ' S  B O O K S

 

I have always loved books. And I have always loved hand-made objects. For me, artists' books are a great way to combine graphic design with art and craft. I began to study the art of making books by hand when graphic design was transitioning from primarily hand-work on a drawing table to computers. While I found the computer quite fascinating, and the control over the work liberating, I missed having a strong physical relationship with my ideas. Making small books allowed me personal expression as well as the sublime satisfaction of crafting something completely by hand.

Love Affair, part 1 (triptych)
Love Affair, part 1 (triptych)

Digital Iris print (36" x 42") of an artist's book— a library castoff was rebound and joined with a used makeup case for its cover.

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Love Affair, part 2 (triptych)
Love Affair, part 2 (triptych)

Digital Iris print (36" x 42) of artist's book on fire

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Love Affair, part 3 (triptych)
Love Affair, part 3 (triptych)

Digital Iris print (36" x 42") of artist's book in ashes

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Waiting
Waiting

Digital Iris print (36" x 42") of an artist's book—the book is a tiny accordion-fold, handmade book with my grandmother's "rouge" compact case as the cover. Book: 2" x 2.5" closed

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Trail Signs and Whispers
Trail Signs and Whispers

Digital Iris print (36" x 42") of an artist's book—a tiny handmade book with transfer printed photos and a used compact case for its cover. Book: 2" x 2" closed

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Aging
Aging

Artist's book, unique 2.75" x 2.75" x 5/8" closed

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Becoming President
Becoming President

Artist's Book, edition of 2 7" x 6" x 1/2"

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Detail—Becoming President
Detail—Becoming President
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Flying Home
Flying Home

Artist's book, edition of 5 6" x 4.5" x 3/4" closed in case

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Detail—Flying Home
Detail—Flying Home
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Swt-Life-cover.jpg
Swt-Life-cover.jpg
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Swt-Title-pg.jpg
Swt-Title-pg.jpg
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Swt-Life-welcome.jpg
Swt-Life-welcome.jpg
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Swt-escape-lamps.jpg
Swt-escape-lamps.jpg
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Swt-Life-hand.jpg
Swt-Life-hand.jpg
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Seekers
Seekers

Artist's book

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Detail—Seekers
Detail—Seekers

Artist's book

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Seekers, Installation
Seekers, Installation

Mixed media installation of artist's book and related digital prints

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Detail, Seekers—Installation view
Detail, Seekers—Installation view

Artist's book, installation detail

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Good-Very-Bad.jpg
Good-Very-Bad.jpg
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