A 3- orange-crate dollhouse was the first project of a career in institutional planning and historic preservation. Looking back, I realize my entire life has been about real estate in all its forms. The alchemy of rejuvenating historic buildings and a designer’s experience of corporate America now fuel the creation of visual memoirs. Architectural salvage is recycled in collage and assemblage. Drawing and print making come together in book arts with original poetry.
My studio is a renovated 19th century barn on Cape Ann in Gloucester MA.
In answer to the often voiced question “How long did it take to make that?” Reflections on creating an Artist Book such as Autumn. After arriving at the initial design and subject matter: Layout, measure, cut, fold and assemble the basic accordion-fold interior structure of the book using Stonehenge paper- 4 hours. Design, collage and draw on the structure- 10 hours. Draw and cut woodblocks- one long day Layout and print 6 panels- one full day Cut and adhere them to the pop-out structure with a …