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

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

to forget paper, wax, soot, thread, grommet

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

paper, printed ephemera

Journey Notes
Journey Notes

color xerox accordian fold book with burn holes

ShaanBei Diary
ShaanBei Diary

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

ShaanBei Diary, detail
ShaanBei Diary, detail

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

Lament God of Wealth
Lament God of Wealth

handmade paper, wax, soot, bells

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

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

Collection of hair bird bodies
Collection of hair bird bodies

lithograph with graphite (page from unique book)

Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen

wax, wire, ink

SweetSixteen
SweetSixteen

detail

Ting-Book of Grief
Ting-Book of Grief

collograph

Our Lady MacBeth Gloves,
Our Lady MacBeth Gloves,

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

Body Ravaged
Body Ravaged

handmade paper, ink, fishing hooks

Counting
Counting

handmade paper, ink, wax, cord, 44 pages

Counting, detail
Counting, detail

pulling each page over the intestinal like cord

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.