I am a book artist who creates one of a kind artist books and sometimes small editions. I thrive on challenging the idea of what an artist book is by using unconventional elements in my books. My work explores themes of history, women, geography, time, mathematics, memory and science. I am inspired by vintage items both strange and simple, including maps, diaries, tintypes, photographs, handwritten letters, odd medical devices, keepsakes and relics, found in various flea markets around the world. Each found object I use has its own story which informs the narratives I create. My artist books are often housed in vintage boxes or containers that I have found at flea markets and tag sales. I love the idea of wondering “what’s inside” and the process of lifting the lid, or opening the box to explore the unknown.
I recently published the first “artist book app” it’s called The CuRiOuS Alphabet. It’s in the Apple app store for free. It works on iPhones & iPads. It’s an animated alphabet using lots of the smallest objects in my studio which dance across the pages of a vintage dictionary.