Making books has been an intermittent yet satisfying part of my life as an artist. In making prints or taking photographs I’ve enjoyed working in pairs and suites of related images. Books offer this same opportunity in an even richer way. They are a form in which you can sequence ideas and images and move back and forward in space. While enjoying the physical act of holding the book, the viewer also determines how quickly or slowly he or she moves through the words and images. In this way books become a participatory experience in a way that wall art cannot.
My subjects have been either nature inspired such as Luna Moth and Walking in the Arboretum, or autobiographical like Lila’s Room, People Tell Me Lila is Beautiful and also Walking in the Arboretum. Some of the books are one of a kind and others are made in limited editions.