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 I long to forget 2015
to forget paper, wax, soot, thread, grommet
paper, printed ephemera
color xerox accordian fold book with burn holes
wall installation w. 72 pages, handmade paper w. cut paper, soot.
wall installation, 72 pages, handmade paper, cut paper w. soot
handmade paper, wax, soot, bells
handmade paper w. hair, rope, pins, color xeroxes, tin
lithograph with graphite (page from unique book)
wax, wire, ink
No Ocean Can Cleanse Our Hands, hand made paper, wax, soot, rope, thread
handmade paper, ink, fishing hooks
handmade paper, ink, wax, cord, 44 pages
pulling each page over the intestinal like cord
Each page is coated with PVA glue, each turn of the page feels and sounds like the peeling of skin.