The book as a  container of information in all its variations is one that I am inspired by and have returned to over the years.  The sequential and narrative aspects are a natural fit for my work.  The work is largely autobiographical ranging from metaphoric travel logs, diaries  to gynecological journals.   

 

The books are at times a documentation or subset of a larger work.    In other cases the work is not a book at all, but a sculpture that references a literary work or cultural history.

 

 

 

 

Book related works
So much to remember,
So much to remember,

so much I long to forget 2015

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So much to remember, so much I long
So much to remember, so much I long

to forget paper, wax, soot, thread, grommet

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A Story About the Bees & the Body
A Story About the Bees & the Body
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Firecracker Book
Firecracker Book

paper, printed ephemera

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Journey Notes
Journey Notes

color xerox accordian fold book with burn holes

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ShaanBei Diary
ShaanBei Diary

wall installation w. 72 pages, handmade paper w. cut paper, soot.

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ShaanBei Diary, detail
ShaanBei Diary, detail

wall installation, 72 pages, handmade paper, cut paper w. soot

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Lament God of Wealth
Lament God of Wealth

handmade paper, wax, soot, bells

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Lament God of Wealth_detSm
Lament God of Wealth_detSm
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Childhood Purse
Childhood Purse

handmade paper w. hair, rope, pins, color xeroxes, tin

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Collection of hair bird bodies
Collection of hair bird bodies

lithograph with graphite (page from unique book)

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Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen

wax, wire, ink

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SweetSixteen
SweetSixteen

detail

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Ting-Book of Grief
Ting-Book of Grief

collograph

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Our Lady MacBeth Gloves,
Our Lady MacBeth Gloves,

No Ocean Can Cleanse Our Hands, hand made paper, wax, soot, rope, thread

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Body Ravaged
Body Ravaged

handmade paper, ink, fishing hooks

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Counting
Counting

handmade paper, ink, wax, cord, 44 pages

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Counting, detail
Counting, detail

pulling each page over the intestinal like cord

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You Were So Clean Before
You Were So Clean Before

Each page is coated with PVA glue, each turn of the page feels and sounds like the peeling of skin.

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