I love creating artists books– artworks that in some way reference the form of the book. It’s a joy combining art, craft, and often writing, using all kinds of materials, varieties of paper, special adhesives, figuring out closure devises and solving the myriad problems associated with producing a unique work.
A book is meant to be handled. It has a tactile appeal. It often fits in the palm of the hand, offering an intimate experience upon encountering it. The structure and materials used in fabricating a successful book should reflect the subject matter or theme, so thoughtful planning is critical. The book artist participates in the collective imagination that has sustained the art form for centuries- a lineage dating to William Blake and including works from every art movement since.