I work in the form of the book, in forms inspired by the book, and in sculptural media of my own devising which employ the book as structure, informed by labor, repetition, and a passion for the haptic. Having worked intensely with the built environment for many years, I see the parallels between books and buildings. Each creates spaces where stories are told on many levels, often revealing more than their creators ever intended. I try to create such places of contemplation, realization, and bafflement in my work and to instigate investigation, exploration, and discovery in myself and others.
Book board, mulberry paper, untreated canvas, hemp cord, neutral pH adhesive. 10.25 x 8 x 2.5 inches. 26 x 20.5 x 6.5 centimeters. Created 2017.