8 leaves on hand made paper laid into a black plastic box lined with patterned paper, 6 x 7 x 1 inches, one of a kind. $600
Unique artistâ€™s book, mixed media collage, photo copies of images of friends and family on a musical score, moriki and acid free paper, book cloth, ribbon, 9 x 9 x .05 inches. $800
Unique artistâ€™s book using words and text, mixed media collage, handmade and oriental papers, string, 6 x10 inches closed, 39 x 20 inches open. $600
The book â€śFarewellâ€ť was created as a homage to my many friends and family that have passed away. The photocopied images are collaged on a musical score by Charles Ives which he composed after the death of his daughter. I want to remember and honor the people that I loved and who were part of my past.
In the Artistâ€™s Book â€śWordsâ€ť I continue my exploration on the theme of Language and Communication. I juxtapose different languages and fragments of words in these works. I have attached paper squares and rectangles with string to the body of the works so that the text can be seen and read on all sides of the moving parts of the books.
The accordion fold book â€śWordsâ€ť can be hung and seen as a sculptural form, or as a book that can be opened and looked at by viewing the individual pages. The red ribbon closes and contains the work.
I have been creating artistâ€™s books since 1982. Experimenting with the book format was a natural outcome of my work in paper collage. I work on books and collages simultaneously. In my books I use traditional structures as well as sculptural and innovative forms. Handmade, oriental and painted papers, book cloth, string, boards and glue are my materials. These materials are fragile yet durable.
I work with images that incorporate the use of language, maps, my drawings of people of different ethnicities, as well as other forms of communication, such as music, sign, mathematics, hieroglyphics and Braille. I utilize fragments of script, from many languages, in order to show the interrelatedness of different cultures and their commonality. In some of the pieces I use the circle as a compositional element, which is both structural and symbolic. In many of my books I manipulate the text in a purely visual form as pattern, without regard to its meaning, in these books I see the words as visual abstractions. In other works the content of the language is important to me. The maps, people and text depicted in my art, represent my hope that we can live together in peace and harmony.