Throughout my body of work, books have served as containers for my thought in journal form. As an art object the notion of "book" has taken on a variety of forms in my work. Some of which are sculptural while others performance-based, existing in a particular time and space.
Though more utilitarian in purpose, the journal books I make carry the same meticulous attention to detail, sensitivity to materials, and physical connectedness as my other works. My books are individual and unique with personalities all their own and are derived from a variety of materials such as leather, wood, felt, latex, wax, stones, copper, and other found objects. Archival fine art papers fill the book to preserve the ideas, memories, photos, or images which one chooses to fill them. Some of the books I make are born from my own personal reflections used as a means to draw inspiration to compose them. Other books are a result of discussions or conversations with the person requesting the book.
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