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.
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.
Digital Iris print (36" x 42) of artist's book on fire
Digital Iris print (36" x 42") of artist's book in ashes
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
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
Artist's book, unique 2.75" x 2.75" x 5/8" closed
Artist's Book, edition of 2 7" x 6" x 1/2"
Artist's book, edition of 5 6" x 4.5" x 3/4" closed in case
Mixed media installation of artist's book and related digital prints
Artist's book, installation detail