Word and Image

Let Birds Be Whole in the Broken World

Each book of this 10-piece fold-book set contains a single line of the poem “Let Birds Be Whole in the Broken World.” The books are designed to be hung randomly in an installation or performance space and, likewise, read in random orders to produce individual reading experiences. Construction is mixed-media papers, ink, and hand-stamped text.

Tertia Natura

Tertia Natura is a stitched signature book of leather, hand-dyed papers, and altered illustrations from a discarded edition of Norse Norhavs Expedition 1876-1878. It measures 2″ high, 2.5″ wide closed, and 4″ wide open.

Cycle 

Cycle is an accordion book made with block prints and mixed papers. It measures 5.5″ high, 4.5″ wide closed, and 26″ wide when fully open. (2020)

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Cycle, Two Panels

Color Theory

Color Theory is inspired by the color wheel. Batik fabric and mixed papers comprise this accordion book, which measures 2.25″ high and 27.5″ long when fully open.


Forgiveness

Forgiveness features sun prints and mixed papers. Traditionally displayed as a star, it opens to 56″ for a linear reading.


Dance

Dance began with a series of ink prints, sequenced in a simple bound codex with leather spine.


Miniatures in Progress

A series of leather, mixed-paper, and letterpress miniatures is in progress. Finished size is 1″ x 1.25″. Check back for updates as the project takes shape.

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Words

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Solstice
Solstice

1" x 1.25" red leather with moon and star prints
Solstice

Salt  Bread  Broom

Salt, Bread, Broom is a traditional codex in an edition of three. The materials are common, including elephant poo paper and other recycled fibers.


The First and Last Body

The First and Last Body is an accordion book of four poems which honor my Wyoming garden and the spirit of survival during times of war.


Equinox

Equinox is a fold book presenting a single poem, in the spirit of Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book, of “things we could not make.”