Portfolio > Artist Books

Canto I
Mixed media
20" x 36"
Rememdium: Layering a Cure
Mixed media flag book
72 x 15 inches
$750
La Protezione II
Mixed media
20 x 30 inches
$300
Presence and Absence
Mixed media
14 x 30 inches
$200
A Convergence of Doldrums
Mixed media
6.5 x 3 x 5 inches
$300
Albuquerque 1906
Mixed media
6.5 x 3 x 5 inches
Memento Mori
Mixed media
8 x 5.5 x 1.5 inches
Depression
Mixed media
12 x 9.5 x 2 inches (box, unopened)
$500
Enid
Mixed media
6 x 10 x 3 inches (purse, unopened)
$500
Belladonna
Mixed media pop-up book
8 x 13 inches
$150
Beyond the Page
Mixed media
Detection
Mixed media
20" x 15.5" x 2" (box, unopened)
1950
Mixed media
11" h x 4.5" diameter (unopened)
$300
Mother
Mixed media
3.5 x 1.5 inches (ceramic jar, unopened)
$300

Artist's books give me a chance to create something three-dimensional, exploring sculptural forms using my two-dimensional photography and printmaking. The books also allow me to use text in challenging ways. In this world of ever-increasing technology and virtual cyber art, it feels especially good to create something tangible and textural that can be held in your hands.

The artist books Memento Mori and Albuquerque were inspired by glass plate negatives from an early 1900’s Albuquerque studio. Susan Sontag said in On Photography, “All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s mortality, vulnerability, mutability.” I found myself wondering about these women – what were their lives like, what has changed and what has remained the same for women? While working with the old negatives, I began thinking about my mother, Enid. She was a lovely, bright woman who struggled with depression. The artist books about her are both a tribute and an exploration of the factors that shaped her life as a woman and mother.

My most recent books deal with such diverse themes as: death and winter, Italy, breast cancer, the construction of femininity, and the fading of our once vibrant environment.