I have recorded my journey through life and lands,
dreams and events, in journals since I was young. In my journals I observe,
collect, create. I am motivated to tell the story of life. The books
I make are containers for the stuff of life. As an artist I am a collector
of sketches, paintings, prints, papers, ideas, words, stories, experiences.
The book is perfect vehicle for tying together the confetti of inspiration.
As a book artist I am interested in binding together the fragments of
imagination that inspire writers and artists into a well-designed, hand-crafted
I love taking a box of someone’s very sacred photos and turning
them into a family heirloom. I love taking pictures of children, along
with their stories and making a book they can treasure for many years
to come. I love taking a novel or a body of poetry and interpreting
the subject with a cover and binding that expresses the spirit of the
work. I love to create a portfolio book or box of an artist’s
work that complements and enhances the work. I love creating a wedding
memory book that enhances a couple’s special day and provides
a unique, treasured keepsake. I love making custom blank journals for
people to record their thoughts and memories, to pass along to their
And it’s not just about the contents. The binding itself is a
lasting work of art. It is a favorite pattern, selection of favorite
colors. It touches you in the way it feels, how it closes and opens.
A carefully hand-crafted book can take you places, record your personal
stories and house your favorite memories.
The exquisite craft of the book, in these days of mass publication,
is an art that demands preservation. I am thrilled to pay personal attention
to detail, to take the time with each step of production, to create
the beautiful enclosure for an artist’s or a writer’s collection
of work. Each book or box is planned with careful attention to interesting
textures, rich colors, beautiful presentation, ease of use and aesthetic
quality. I work with archival materials as much as possible to preserve
the boxes and books. I make these books, crafted by hand, inspired by
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