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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aging
Aging

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

Becoming President
Becoming President

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

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

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

Detail—Flying Home
Detail—Flying Home
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Swt-Life-welcome.jpg
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Seekers
Seekers

Artist's book

Detail—Seekers
Detail—Seekers

Artist's book

Seekers, Installation
Seekers, Installation

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

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

Artist's book, installation detail

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